Engage students to build essential writing skills


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Toolwire Writing Games

Providing a “virtual internship” experience at a fictional television news station, Toolwire’s Writing Games challenge students to review, practice, and demonstrate college level writing skills in authentic workplace scenarios. Each game takes about 20 minutes to complete and targets one to three specific learning objectives.

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As part of a blended learning strategy, faculty can unleash the full potential of these games by integrating them with other course readings, discussions, and activities.

To learn more, download our newest guide:

Game-based Learning: Best Practices for Basic Writing Instruction

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My students appreciated how these role-based experiences provided an interactive and engaging way to apply writing mechanics and processes in a real world workplace setting. Helping students make this connection between the classroom and their future career success is a powerful way to keep them motivated and determined to learn.”

Tonya C. Hegamin

Professor of English, Medgar Evers College







Research Report – Fall 2015 Pilots 


We are pleased to share this ground-breaking research report. In the fall of 2015, fourteen American colleges and universities piloted the Toolwire Writing Games. This report documents faculty and student reactions based on over 530,000 minutes of student usage at institutions including several campuses within the Maricopa, Lone Star, and Colorado Community College systems as well as faculty from the California State University and City University of New York (CUNY) systems.

Few studies have ever provided this level of insight into the implementation of game-based learning at-scale within a foundational first-year course.