Recommendation 21 Role of educational games
Recommendation 21. We recommend that the Government consider research and the potential for a greater role of educational games as part of digital learning environments for 21st century learning and skill development.
Comment: As above educational games are a major motivating mechanism for delivering education to learners particularly those needing “engagement”.
Some MBIE innovation funding should be tagged for game development. The developer talent exists in NZ but it needs funding to allow for project completion and delivery. While the Ministry has no published policy on this no-one will invest in the development of such games because the Ministry is the "elephant in the room".