Me being involved in schooling students (between 5th and 10th grade) on computers, I was very fascinated, when I saw the posts of JimDad, who used (together with his colleague Matthew) NWN1(EE) in a computer course! For the last few years, I was already allowed to do a regular introduction into (low level) programming course, where the (10th grade - ) students used - amongst others - LOGO, simple Python and the tool “Game Maker (Lite)”. But now seeing one of my favourite real life time eater being used in school, gave me the kick to try to use NWN1 in the 10th grade computer course.
Well, you all know, that NWN holds a lot of possibilities, which makes it a good candidate to give students some basic insight on game design:
and last, but not least, the possibility to add your own content to the game.
So at some point, I contacted JimDad about their project. As you might already have seen from JimDad’s post: He’s very helpful and shares a lot.
So, after studying JimDad’s and Matthew’s course aims, clarifying licenses agreements with Beamdog (via Niv) and overcoming obstacles with the hardware at our school (again with the support of Niv), I decided to also give it a try. The OK of the for this from the responsible authority was granted and kickoff will be this upcoming Monday (Sep. 7th 2020).
So many thanks for Niv and JimDad for their big support so far!
I’ll try to send out reports with my experiences on an irregular base. I really hope, that Corona will surpass us all = not only “my” course, of course!