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"Pay-to-play" Educational Software Games?

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9. Warehousing-the need to track and inventory software, license requirements, serial numbers,repparttar need to enforce copy protection measures and security.

10. Cost? Does fit in my budget? Web-based educational games offer relatively small entry, they are more cost effective when compared torepparttar 109271 cost traditional educational software's direct and indirect costs associated with purchase, storage and inventory.

11. Freedom! - Canrepparttar 109272 software be used by students so as to free me to do other things (e.g. help other students, fill reports, administrative tasks)?

It is not Cheap

Developing web-based educational solutions costs time, money, and purpose. The money, earned from subscriptions, pays forrepparttar 109273 talent of artists, programmers, teachers, technical and support staff, andrepparttar 109274 costs associated with housing, hosting, marketing, distribution, security and other web services.

The people involved in delivering web-based educational games make their livelihood by communicating their craft inrepparttar 109275 only way they know how. They are driven by their desire to produce a product or service and, in a sense, they define themselves byrepparttar 109276 process and what they produce.

As with video games, kids usually "burnout" or play games most duringrepparttar 109277 first 24 hours. This is why Science Academy Software has adopted one day subscriptions. The amount of "PlayTime" left is displayed inrepparttar 109278 login page. This placesrepparttar 109279 impetus onrepparttar 109280 user,repparttar 109281 player or student, to userepparttar 109282 software while "the getting is good".

In this "entropy economy" old business models are evolving. An e-commerce implementation use allows subscribers instant access. Payment processing is immediate so users can immediately playrepparttar 109283 educational game.

Subscribers of pay-to-play Web-based educational games are able to appreciaterepparttar 109284 educational and entertainment value. They already have DSL, cable, or on a network and may know someone, their children or themselves, who could benefit from playing.

Developers of these educational games are simply using tools that are available for web-based delivery (e.g. Flash, Java, Video, etc.). It also helps if you can have someone handle your e-commerce (e.g. PayPal). Adoption of these technologies make interactive entertainment and education an emerging web-growth industry segment.

Perhaps your audience would be interested in knowing about this new paradigm?

Robert Cummings, President Science Academy Software http://www.scienceacademy.com making your Learning Experience FUN!!!

President of Science Academy Software.

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