The Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences (ALLS) is currently collaborating with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in its use of Minecraft to cultivate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
ALLS leverages on the UIUC project “What-If Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft” (WHIMC) in which learners are immersed in alternate versions of Earth and exoplanets. As learners move around in these worlds, they are challenged to offer scientific explanations for the phenomena that they observe and to build habitats that would allow human beings to survive, using the materials available in these planets.
The ALLS team is working with educators from three basic education schools in the Philippines to prepare lesson plans to integrate WHIMC in classroom instruction. The broad goal of this project is to develop STEM interest in more young Filipinos.
To access the server, launch Minecraft Java Edition (version 1.16.5).
Add the WHIMC server by entering the subdomain or IP address noted below:
IP Address: 188.8.131.52:25565