We're looking for volunteers to help us with the development of a new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)* exam covering gaming fundamentals. If you've taught introductory Gaming courses in a high school, community college, or other learning environment or have developed games in XNA or other technologies, we want you!
MTA is the first Microsoft certification targeted specifically at students who are new to IT. The exams validate the foundational knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. Some hands-on technology experience is recommended for candidates. MTA provides an ideal stepping stone to our MCTS certifications and to a career in IT.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day July 22nd PST if you'd like to participate in developing this exam. If you know someone else who would be interested in volunteering, please send them a link to this post. We want to hear from as many people as possible.
*If this is the first you've heard about MTA, you can find out more about it here on Born to Learn.
This is certainly a growth area and I am sure students are very keen to see resources on how they can learn more about gaming....
This is one exam that I am looking forward to :)
It's really good to be able to directly do the programming, and having someone able to directly help with issues, plus being able to modify the code and play around with it as you learn it.
I think a classroom, or even a 1 on 1 is far better than any book or small program that tells you what to do. A classroom taken carefully and assisting needs individually and one at a time is really good, and it means that people can chat until their problem can be solved by the teacher. It just works more interestingly when there's a class.