Introducing Cosmico (@cosmicoapp) – The first open world game linked to UK national curriculum for children
The first open-world computer game to be linked to the national curriculum has been launched today by London-based edtech firm, Cosmico. The game, which is available across IOS and Android devices, sees children explore the Cosmico universe, learning and testing themselves in order to progress.
Developed by education specialists, Cosmico’s game is aligned to the national primary school curriculum in English, Science and Maths and allows parents to review their child’s progress through a real-time dashboard with bespoke insights into their child’s performance. The parent’s portal presents how much time kids spend playing, the percentage of the curriculum they have covered, their improvement, how they compare to the national average, and which subjects they struggle with most.
Ibrahim Farook, CEO of Comsico, said:
“Our aim is to make children fall in love with learning through gamified tailored education. We want each learner’s needs to be carefully assessed and catered for regardless of age, location, gender, or ability.”
During the validation process of the Cosmico game, it was tested with more than 2,000 children across 27 schools in the UK. During that period, the children demonstrated a 20% increase in attainment for critical subject knowledge.
He continued: “We are always quick to blame technology for the impact it has on education, and it’s true that the way children consume information has and continues to digitise year-on-year. But rather than battle against it, we think it is time to embrace it and utilise it to educate children in ways that will ultimately get the best out of them.”
Cosmico developers are utilising the latest in artificial intelligence and learning to ensure the game captures all relevant data for how the students and their parents consume information as well as what more they want from the game. The business also saw a significant increase in levels of retention amongst children with learning difficulties, something that was a driving point behind the game’s development.
Ibrahim Farook continued:
“The world is more aware than ever of the different challenges facing children with learning difficulties, but by and large education continues to be executed in a one-size-fits-all approach. At the heart of Cosmico is our goal that we can help support every student so that no learner is left behind. We are passionate about levelling the playing field. We can only do this by continuing to learn and develop, which is why we have invested so much in our AI, testing and feedback processes so we can continue to evolve and do more for all our users and their parents.”
Cosmico already has significant expansion plans into other international market and following successful seed and round one funding, is continuing to fund-raise.
The game is available to download, here.