Project Connect is a series of 7 web-based learning applications that combine a fun, gaming experience with educational content related to our everyday experiences with telecommunications technology. The result? A challenging and engaging educational experience.
The PC program is considered serious games (SGs.) Serious games are computer and video games used as educational technology. Serious games can be of any genre. Project Connect is considered a kind of edutainment genre.
Edutainment (also educational entertainment or entertainment-education) is a form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse. Edutainment typically seeks to instruct or socialize its audience by embedding lessons in some familiar form of entertainment: television programs, computer and video games, films, music, websites, multimedia software, etc.
This is the second generation of PC. The games have been enhanced from the original version. Among with the many added features, the predominant enhancement is a central story line where players become the newest member of TechForce – a secret international elite network of kids from around the world whose mission is to protect the earth and create a better future for mankind through technology. Each game has a new mission for the player to accomplish. The ability to compete for high scores against users anywhere in the world is another prime feature.