October 3, 2016 02:18 PM NPT
LONDON, Oct 3: Students are being allowed to play mobile phone game Pokemon Go as part of their degree course.
Salford University says the game, in which players seek out virtual animated characters in real-world locations, will make its business information technology course more ‘accessible’.
Students enrolled in the business information technology course will now have to play the augmented reality game to complete the undergraduate programme.
“We want new students to feel that our subject is accessible and easy to grasp. Pokemon Go fits perfectly with that. It uses various information systems that are accessed over the internet, a digital camera and a GPS location sensor” Kreps says.
However, critics argue the move highlights deteriorating education standards where universities are dumping degrees resulting in students taking on huge debts for courses that have few job prospects.