The initiative, which will officially kick off this summer, will focus on enhancing the quality and reach of learning games and apps. San Francisco-based Zynga will host the accelerator at its headquarters, providing its employees with the chance to share their expertise in game design, testing, analytics, product marketing and distribution with the participating companies. Additionally, Zynga.org has committed $1m in funding for the first year.
Selected ed tech companies include:
– Kidaptive, a company dedicated to smart storytelling on iPads,
– LocoMotiveLabs, a designer of assistive and play-based learning applications, and
– Motion Math, a developer of math games for kids.
Edmodo, a social learning platform for education, will be a charter partner.