The Roblox Education program (also referred to as "RobloxEdu") is an education program held by Roblox that offers "free resources to teach students of all ages real coding, game design, digital citizenship, and entrepreneurial skills" [1] through Roblox Studio. It aims to give "free, configurable courseware that gives educators the opportunity to leverage Roblox as an educational tool in their classrooms, after-school programs, and summer camps",[2] and, according to Roblox, all Roblox lessons were designed to "meet specific learning outcomes in STEAM classrooms and curriculum standards."[3] It was publicly announced on the Roblox blog on May 31, 2018,[4] and has helped inspire events on the website such as the Roblox Creator Challenge[5] and Roblox Winter Creator Challenge.[6]

As of February 14, 2019, Roblox Education is supported by over 100 organizations worldwide.[7]

History

Roblox Education was announced on May 31, 2018.[4] It was initially used "in over 500 coding camps in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Canada, Spain, Brazil, and Portugal."[8] The Roblox Creator Challenge was also created for those that could not participate in the camps.[8]

On February 13, 2019, Roblox announced a website redesign to help streamline instructional information relevant to the Roblox Education program.[9]

Teaching resources

As of February 14, 2019, there are three resource sections available for educators: Lesson Plans, Series, and Stand-alone Modules.[10]

Lesson Plans

There are 4 lesson plans available. They were designed for easy classroom setup, and has lessons available for "2-hour workshops, to semester-long learning programs."[10]

Series

There are 5 series available. They are step-by-step lessons for easy following, and are licensed under Creative Commons to allow educators to adjust the lesson plans for their class if needed.[10]

Stand-alone Modules

There are 21 stand-alone modules available. They are encouraged for use of "...[practicing] individual concepts or as part of a larger project series."[10]

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