An educational platform that teaches kids computer programming through video games set in the metaverse has launched.
Minicoders, a startup co-founded by the venture builder Nuclio, uses a play-to-learn model. It aims to encourage learning of computer programming for children between the ages of six and 12 years, by converting screen time into both productive and entertaining hours. The platform is also developed to guarantee the safety of children, allowing parents to supervise their activity.
According to a study performed by the company, school children are using a device with a screen and internet connection between two and three hours a day. Moreover, 68% of parents are showing concerns for the amount of non-productive hours spent by their children on these devices.