Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Online Mystery Challenge Game - from MIT & the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian and MIT have paired up to create an eight-week online and offline game that challenges middle school students to solve an environmental disaster mystery by gathering clues at museums near their homes and working together in online forums. The game is called "Vanished" and began last Monday. Thousands of participants have signed up and students do not have to actually visit the museums to be able to play. MIT students moderate the game, and participants work with Smithsonian scientists through video conferences. Check out the link for all the information! http://vanished.mit.edu/