Late last month, Kodu Game Lab the developers at Microsoft Research, launched an inaugural Kodu competition called Kodu Kup. The competition is open to students and teachers in participating schools in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, and is being supported online by Planet Kodu.
The competition incorporates both student and teacher challenges.
The student competition for the Kodu Kup 2010 is a skill competition designed to recognise students who demonstrate excellence in a diverse range of technical, creative and game play depth and design in the use of Kodu Games Lab.
The teacher competition for the Kodu Kup 2010 is a skill competition designed to recognize teachers who use Kodu for innovative activities in the classroom. Focus for this competition is around curriculum integration, relevance for teaching and learning, impact on student learning, and opportunities to scale Kodu for future learning activities.
The Kodu Kup was launched to better foster a culture of creativity in learning environments. The Educational director for Microsoft Malaysia stated at the Kup launch that “the bigger goal here is to inculcate life skills that include leadership, ethics, accountability, personal productivity, personal responsibility, people skills, self-direction and social responsibility,”
It should be noted, that the Kup competition is only open to students aged 9 – 14 in participating schools across Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, and concludes on the 20th of August.