State Seeking Online Game for History Studies

The state department of education wants to develop an online game as part of an Alaska studies course for high school students.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- The state department of education wants to develop an online game as part of an Alaska studies course for high school students.


Vendors have until Wednesday to submit proposals. The project budget is $150,000.


Kelly Sorensen, educational technology coordinator with the department, says the game currently is being looked at as a tool to further engage students in their coursework. She says a teacher would manage the class, monitor student progress and use the game as he or she saw fit.


The plan is to offer the game through the Alaska Learning Network, which provides distance online courses. Officials will decide later whether to expand it.


Alaska History and Cultural Studies is required for graduation but Sorensen says it's only offered every two or three years in some smaller schools.