MCdemy es una plataforma online que traslada al mundo de Minecraft los ejercicios y deberes que los alumn@s habitualmente realizan con lápiz y papel, intercalando pruebas puramente lúdicas para hacer la experiencia aún más divertida, con la que rompemos definitivamente la barrera motivacional. Además, MCdemy no requiere una planificación ni preparación previa del entorno en el aula, descargando de esta tarea al profesorado, y es accesible desde cualquier ordenador con una licencia oficial de Minecraft y una conexión a internet.
GBL: Game Based Learning
Gamification and videogame-based learning are rising trends called to revolutionize the future of education. We only have to see the important role that video games occupy in children's leisure today to realize the motivating potential they have if we manage to integrate them into academic environments as tools that allow us to achieve meaningful learning. We have the mistaken belief that children love video games because they are easy and they hate homework because they are difficult, when what usually happens is just the opposite. Most video games are very difficult and require a mastery of information and very complex techniques, which pose a great intellectual challenge for the player, who find in the game a stimulus to acquire knowledge and develop new skills.
Today there are many digital educational products in almost all existing technology platforms. However, many of these applications are too oriented to the achievement of the curricular objectives or facilitate the work of the teacher, even some forget the most important factor: the inherent fun of the game. We, when we set out to develop a learning environment based on videogames, went directly to the source: we asked the children what is your favorite video game? And the response that they moved us was practically unanimous: Minecraft.
For children, Minecraft offers a virtual world in which they have absolute freedom of movement, and where everything is composed of blocks of different materials that can combine to make new tools or construction elements, in a kind of infinite "virtual lego".
Para nosotros, un equipo formado por desarrolladores, profesores y pedagogos, Minecraft nos ofrece un Entorno Virtual de Aprendizaje donde podemos modelar innumerables tipos de actividades educativas de diversas materias. Así es como surge MCdemy.