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First educational platform to teach children to code through the metaverse game

Minicoders, a startup co-founded by venture builder Nuclio, is the first educational platform that aims to teach children the basics of computer programming through video games set in the metaverse, using a play-to-learn model.

According to a study conducted by the company, school children use a device with a screen and an Internet connection between two and three hours a day. Furthermore, 68% of parents show concern about the amount of non-productive hours their children spend on these devices.

Minicoders aims to encourage the learning of computer programming for children aged 6-12 by converting their screen time into both productive and enjoyable hours.

Minicoders.com has created Minicoders Kids, an educational app with videos and a virtual assistant to introduce information concepts. It has also created a Roblox play experience, where children can practice the concepts they have learned.

At the beginning of last July, Minicoders.com launched Magic School, its first gaming experience developed in the Roblox metaverse, which surpassed 20,000 players in one month.

In today’s world, computer programming is one of the most in demand digital skills, something that is set to increase. Hopefully, platforms like Minicoders will help teach digital skills from a young age and help spark interest.

Rubén Aparicio, co-founder of Minicoders, said: “The use of regulated metaverses like Roblox combined with technologies such as virtual assistants and video streaming apps allows us to offer children a more complete and effective learning experience than ever.

“This learning begins with the introduction of concepts, the resolution of doubts and the putting into practice of the knowledge acquired through play, always under the supervision of the parents.

“Our metaverse-based gaming experiences are genderless, as they are designed to appeal to all genders equally. We also believe that the Metaverse brings an important collaborative component to learning. “


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First educational platform to teach children to code through the metaverse game

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