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Students and young people around the world have no choice but to stay indoors right now as countries try to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. So online education is taking centre stage when it comes to learning. One of the latest offerings is the new game-based module focused on teaching all things sustainable energy, called Lumen, which is available for free on Minecraft: Education Edition to mark this year’s Earth Day.

The free to play game was masterminded by EIT InnoEnergy, along with Minecraft and Blockworks. First produced for 9 to 15-year-olds, it explains the ‘fundamental concepts of energy’ to allow players to ‘build a sustainably powered Minecraft city’.

“What better way to engage young citizens in the energy transition, and teach about different types of generation, than through one of their favourite games. We truly believe that the inclusion of Lumen on Minecraft: Education Edition will help shape the next generation of energy engineers,” said Prof.Dr.ir. Frank Gielen, EIT InnoEnergy Education Director.

It is one of the games being offered via Minecraft’s new Education Collection for the Marketplace – designed to help families during COVID-19.

Minecraft Director of Learning Programs, Adam Tratt added: “The combination of fun in-game energy challenges and relevant learning content makes us especially excited to bring this amazing set of Minecraft worlds to classrooms and homes around the world for Earth Day.”

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Susan Robertson
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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5 Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and a board member of the APOPO Foundation UK.

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