Friday, November 14, 2008

Moneytopia

I picked this up from Jane Knight's blog similarities between our successful Sports Store game and this financial awareness/ lifestyle were immediately apparent in the game play and scoring system.


Was at launch of primary version this week at Abbeyhill Primary in Edinburgh with Maureen Watt - it is being rolled out by Young Enterprise Scotland.


Fun with Finances: Moneytopia GamePlay the new online finance game, Moneytopia: The Big Dream, just launched by the FINRA Investor Education
Foundation. You and your family can have fun while learning to apply
fundamental principles of money management and investing. Seasoned game
developers and financial experts made Moneytopiapossible to offer you savvy
financial guidance as you and fellow players make a lifetime's worth of
financial choices.

Similarity ends there, language and focus reflects money management game developed for American military personnel - but - an opportunity for some one doing financial awareness in UK to take a serious look at this though. I think money management is going to be at opposite end of scale from wealth management for most of us in coming years.

Question how can we get summative assessment to be as effective and as fun as achieving a high score in a game.

Some will still scoff but its is how we train pilots and surgeons .. and fits into vocational learning just fine.









2 comments:

Bruce Spates/FINRA said...

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation developed the Moneytopia game to teach basic money management to young adults though it's appropriate for all ages. You can reach Moneytopia directly via www.SaveAndInvest.org/Moneytopia. Your comments on the game are welcome. Email me at Bruce.Spates@FINRA.org

Joe said...

Bruce - thanks for direct contact and will pass on to colleagues in Scotland - game is great fun well done FINRA