Doug Hibbeler, President of Response Catalyst, describes a free new geography learning game his company has debuted.
A Worldly Mind is a new smartphone and tablet app to help usually teenagers learn World Geography. When you look around at the major problems the world is facing, all are better understood when you know World Geography. How can the youth today succeed in a global economy when they do not know the geography?
The goal of the app is to provide a solid reference and learning tool. The app has 22 Human Geography elements, for 238 Countries and Territories and over 2,300 Quiz Questions – all of which are the most of any other App. And we made it with No-Cost to the Users in an innovative way that contains no Advertisements inside the App.
We have the world segmented in to 5 basic regions and most of the elements for each country are displayed visually for easier retention. There are fifteen different quizzes available for the user to tune-up their understanding. There are ten element specific quizzes that grab twenty random questions for that element across the entire world. The other 5 quizzes are any element for one of the specific regions. This allows the user to tune-up for a specific region at a time.
We have a unique way of funding the App, the concept of a FreeToHelpOut app is born. The App is FREE and there are no Ads forced on users. We ask the users to help out.
There are links for the user to go outside the app and download another free app or game or take a survey to help out. There is also a link for users to buy Geography Study Guides and other books and that will provide a commission. There is also some room for Educational Sponsorship as we took out the ads and ask the Users to HelpOut! The App is in the Hands of the Users.
We think if the users appreciate the app and want to see it developed and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Apps like this they will support it. This is a way to support Education without it taking money from the Education Budgets.
With the App launched, our goal is to make sure every secondary school is aware of it as a reference for their use. We ask them to HelpOut and we will keep providing no-cost Apps.
The Android App is available right now. The Apple iPhone and iPad version is coming soon. How Worldly is YOUR Mind? Download the app and find out.