Now each game highlights the cognitive skills engaged, keeps scores to monitor player’s progress, and at the end it grades cognitive skills level as part of its development process.
Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) June 19, 2013
Anant Goel, CEO at RKNet Studios stated: "The world is changing and changing rapidly. The first industrial revolution began in Britain in the late 18th century, with the mechanization of the textile industry… when the factory was born. The second industrial revolution came in the early 20th century, when Henry Ford mastered the moving assembly line and ushered in the age of mass production. Now a third revolution is under way in the 21st century. Manufacturing is going digital and this could change not just business, but much else besides… including the politics of schooling and jobs."
In a rapidly changing world that is increasingly dependent on global communication and inter-personal collaboration, there are a variety of technology tools to sustain growth. But having access to technology does not automatically make us the master of critical skills needed for work, businesses, and life in the 21st century.
The following are six known critical skills that form the building blocks of every program proposed or developed for the 21st Century skills.
- Information Literacy: The ability to quickly find useful and reliable information.
- Collaboration: Working together to share, advocate, and compromise on issues critical to team’s success.
- Communication: The ability to properly read, write, present, and comprehend ideas between a variety of mediums and audiences.
- Creativity & Innovation: Creativity is about unleashing the potential of the mind to conceive new ideas. Innovation, on the other hand, is measurable and is about making an idea viable.
- Problem Solving: Experimentation of new and familiar concepts while processing new information until a viable solution is reached.
- Cognitive Skills: There is a powerful relationship between cognitive skills and how well we read, listen, remember, pay attention, and more. Several cognitive skills are responsible for how we acquire, process, retain and recall information.
There are many initiatives underway to teach students the 21st Century skills. However, cognitive skills are not taught in schools. When these skills are strong, learning is easy; if even one of these cognitive skills is weak, learning is more difficult. Weak cognitive skills impact school performance, career success, even confidence and self-esteem for a lifetime.
Cognitive abilities and perceptual skills are not “all or nothing” abilities. Every student develops his/her cognitive abilities to a lesser or greater degree… but each student is expected to have optimum level of core cognitive skills, fitness and stamina for learning in a group-learning class environment.
Teaching the ability to learn should be considered equally as important a goal as is a mastery of prescribed content. However, teaching and testing for cognitive skills of a child or an adult can be an expensive proposition, and may cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Many cognitive skills educators and clinics use the Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities, and still charge a fortune for similar testing.
Developing cognitive skills is as important as education of 3R’s (reading, writing, and arithmetic); but no one teaches them in school. And not everyone has access to cognitive skills development facilities or programs… and certainly don’t have thousands of dollars for cognitive testing or training.
Well, it has taken over 10 years of dedicated research and development for RKNet Studios to launch its Cognitions Bridge suite of fun games for one-on-one, as well as, group-based cognitive skills development solutions.
In the updated version, each game highlights the cognitive skills engaged, keeps scores to monitor player’s progress, and at the end it grades cognitive skills level as part of its development process. The cost of these core cognitive skills testing and development games is less than a few dollars; with ‘21 Ninja’ fun game offered for free.
Everyone has cognitive abilities, but not everyone's abilities are the same. People can, at any age, improve their cognitive capacity, speed and accuracy. When they do, everything that relies on those skills gets easier, faster and more efficient.
Cognitions Bridge games can be downloaded on your tablet from Google PLAY Store or the Apple APP Store.
Launch Press: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1nLhrvZxbg
Download Free Game from Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rknetstudio.ninja
Download from App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/21-bridge/id623725250?ls=1&mt=8
About RKNet Studios:
RKNet Studio develops and distributes digital media content, mobile apps and mobile games for the global audiences. Created by NJBIN award winning team; Cognitions Bridge mobile apps and games are for education, entertainment, brain fitness, and cognitive skills development. The designers/developers bring over 40 years of experience in technology, Applied Cognitive Psychology, communications, and applied operator training systems for fast moving Nuclear Power Control Room environments.