Microsoft, WhiteHat Jr collaborates to offer students with coding concepts

Microsoft India

Microsoft has now collaborated with the WhiteHar Jr to offer both the teachers and students access to learning experiences with the help of gaming platform Minecraft.

Microsoft also revealed that the ‘Code with the Minecraft’ programme would offer students an opportunity to master essential coding concepts via a highly curated curriculum based on the platform.

Minecraft is merely a sandbox for unlimited creativity in which students are presented with the fundamental blocks to imagine and create several items, shapes and entire worlds.

Executive Opinion

Trupti Mukker, CEO, WhiteHat Jr, said, "Young learners experience the joy of creating with technology through our coding courses. Students love our classes as they work on live projects and develop new skills with the support of a live teacher. For years, Minecraft has fascinated children across the world. We are very excited to be able to collaborate with Microsoft India and bring such an engaging learning experience to children."

Navtez Bal, Executive Director, Public Sector, Microsoft India, said, "The skills of the future will look very different from the skills that exist today. Platforms like Minecraft are ensuring students have deep, immersive learning experiences that unlocks both creativity and critical thinking. Our partnership with WhiteHat Jr is a strong step in making learning engaging and preparing young adults with the skills they need to thrive in a digital economy."

The Microsoft and WhiteHat Jr partnership

As a part of the collaboration, Microsoft will also help to upskill WhiteHat Jr educators via special workshops delivered by the Minecraft Education Edition Teacher Academy.

Students are going to use simplified block code editing to modify anything, from how characters look to the physical laws that govern them. The guided, hands-on approach of designing rich, 3D environments approach to further customize the learning experience.

Apart from that, Minecraft gives students access to a thriving 140-million strong community of creators and gamers, notes the announcement.
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