iD Tech Partners with Roblox to Integrate Massively Popular Online Gaming Platform into STEM-Based Learning Programs Nationwide
iD Tech adds new Roblox course to summer camp curriculum to introduce young boys and girls to programming and other STEM-based learning skills.
San Mateo, CA – November 2, 2017 – Roblox, the largest user-generated social platform for play, and iD Tech, the world leader in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) summer programs for kids and teens, are partnering to bring Roblox’s game-based learning to camp for the 2018 season. The partnership will utilize the hugely popular game platform as a vehicle to foster excitement about coding and STEM learning for kids. The newly created curriculum will be an exciting addition to iD Tech’s offerings this year.
Roblox collaborated with iD Tech for a course titled Roblox Entrepreneur: Create, Code, Publish Games for kids ages 10-12. Registration for the course, which will be held at locations all over the country and abroad, begins November 1, 2017. This course uses Roblox’s built-in editor to create 3D worlds and then uses LUA to code game mechanics. Students will be able to publish, share, and play games with friends on any platform from console to mobile. Students will also study games that have been runaway hits and learn how to implement some of the same monetization strategies.
Joy Meserve, Chief Program Officer at iD Tech, said, “The Roblox platform is perfectly suited to introduce kids to essential coding skills and STEM learning and that’s why we’re formalizing a curriculum around it. The fact that it is fun and entertaining is the perfect Trojan horse to get our students to engage in learning. We think this is going to be one of our most popular courses this year.”
Roblox is for creators and players of all ages and skillsets and inspires much more than the spirit of play; it is a learning tool for users interested in basic online play to master more sophisticated video game development. Through the Roblox curriculum at iD Tech, students will have the opportunity to develop the skillset to build online games and characters and monetize creations. The course will be a fun, immersive, and kid-friendly social gaming and learning experience.
“We first built Roblox as a physics engine and game development platform. Its growth and success is a testament to the millions of developers in the world who have used the tools provided to create unique game experiences that many more millions love and enjoy,” said Dave Baszucki, Roblox CEO and Co-Founder. “Our partnership with iD Tech is going to fulfill a mission we feel is vital today – teaching young kids essential coding, game, and entrepreneurial skills.”
Roblox is the largest social platform for play that allows kids to imagine, create, and play together in immersive 3D worlds. Over 29 million user-generated online games have been produced on the Roblox platform with over 64 million players visiting Roblox every month to create adventures, play games, roleplay, and learn with friends in a family-friendly environment.
To register for Roblox Entrepreneur: Create, Code, Publish Games visit: www.idtech.com/roblox.
Roblox is the largest social platform for play that allows kids to imagine, create, and play together in immersive 3D worlds. Over 29 million user-generated online games have been produced on the Roblox platform with over 64 million players visiting Roblox every month to create adventures, play games, roleplay, and learn with friends in a family-friendly environment. Roblox is accessible on all modern smartphones, tablets, desktops, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, and other popular VR platforms. In 2017, Roblox was named to the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the second consecutive year. Roblox – Powering Imagination. For more information, please visit https://corp.roblox.com.
ABOUT iD TECH
iD Tech has been is the leader in summer STEM education programs for students ages 7–19 since 1999. With programs held at prestigious campuses all over the world, iD Tech offers cutting-edge courses that deliver life-changing tech experiences to provide the skills students need to shape the future. The company offers four distinct learning experiences and learning paths that create a customized learning experience for all students. Learn more at iDTech.com.