The Educational Gaming Environments group (EdGE) at TERC is a research design and development team that is investigating the possibilities—and challenging the assumptions—of game-based learning environments. EdGE is designing compelling game experiences that gamers like to play where the game mechanics are embedded in fundamental science education concepts. EdGE works at the forefront of the ‘Games for Good’ and ‘Serious Games’ movements—supporting and measuring engagement in productive scientific collaboration, public science learning, and crowdsourcing in games.
EdGE is grateful for funding support from the National Science Foundation for the research, design, and evaluation of Martian Boneyards, Canaries in a Coalmine, the current Leveling Up games, and the Arcadia: The Next Generation project.
EdGE at TERC website: http://edgeatterc.com