Atari founder and game industry legend Nolan Bushnell thinks his new education program Speed to Learn, can cut down the time it takes to complete high school – using his software and cloud computing.
Using his game-based education program, Speed To Learn, and delivering it via a cloud computing technology, Bushnell thinks America's school systems can be streamlined and kids will even get more exercise in the process. Speed to Learn incentivizes the whole educational process by giving users rewards for learning. Bushnell describes it as Dance Dance Revolution meets step aerobics with some education software thrown in for good measure.
"The whole idea is to give rewards that real kids want to have, and to have school be as chaotic as possible," claims Bushnell.
Not much is really know about Bushnell's new start-up or just what this educational software is capable of doing at this point because the Atari founder is not ready to show it yet. The program doesn't even have a website at this point. TechCrunch describes it as thus:
The game system will include adaptive learning algorithms so that it helps students learn better over time. Bushnell’s goal is to help students learn three times faster, an arbitrary number that he pulled out of the air, but it’s good to have stretch goals.