NASA Investigates Using MMORPG's To Teach
Well this would be an interesting twist for current Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games, better known as MMORPG's.
NASA is looking into designing their own virtual environment to help simulate real NASA missions for students.
The virtual world would be aimed at students and would "simulate real Nasa engineering and science missions".
The agency has published a "request for information" (RFI) from organisations interested in developing the platform.
Nasa believe the game would help find the next generation of scientists and engineers needed to fulfil its "vision for space exploration".
"A high quality synthetic gaming environment is a vital element of Nasa's educational cyberstructure," the RFI reads.
"The MMO will foster career exploration opportunities in a much deeper way than reading alone would permit and at a fraction of the time and cost of an internship program."