UK university makes Pokemon Go part of undergraduate degree
Salford University will now have students play Pokemon Go as part of their degree.
Students enrolled in the business information technology course will now have to play the augmented reality game to complete the undergraduate programme.
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The augmented reality game requires players to find virtually animated characters in the real world using their smartphones. Salford University lecturer David Kerps argues this makesÂ the undergraduate course more â€œaccessibleâ€.
â€œWe want new students to feel that our subject is accessible and easy to grasp. Pokemon Go fits perfectly with that. It uses various information systems that are accessed over the internet, a digital camera and a GPS location sensorâ€ Kreps says.
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However critics argue the move highlights deteriorating education standards where universities are dumping degrees resulting in students taking on huge debts for courses that have few job prospects.
This article originally appeared on The Daily Mail.