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Douglas Stewart EDU and MediaSpark Deliver Gamified Learning to UK Schools

GoVenture educational games and simulations have the potential to change the hearts and minds of UK youth.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Fleet, UK and Sydney, Canada, Oct 13, 2011

Douglas Stewart EDU and MediaSpark Inc have teamed up to help UK students gain the entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and health and wellness skills needed for success in an ever-changing global economy.

Douglas Stewart EDU, a premiere distributor specializing in educational products, has become the exclusive European distributor of MediaSpark’s award-winning GoVenture educational games and simulations.

GoVenture is one of the original and most widely used series of educational games and simulations in North America. Over a decade in the making, MediaSpark believes that GoVenture represents the future of learning: experiential, social, and gamified.

“Games and simulations are revolutionizing education for all ages and cultures,” says Mathew Georghiou, CEO of MediaSpark Inc. “We have been delivering these types of learning experiences for over a decade and we are excited to team up with with Douglas Stewart EDU to positively impact the lives of students in the UK.”

Lori Mercier, Managing Director at Douglas Stewart EDU, says, “GoVenture is more than just a new product line for us. We believe it has the potential to truly change the future of our youth, by imparting entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and health and wellness skills. These are keys to economic prosperity for individuals and communities.”

GoVenture software programs deliver highly realistic learning experiences using advanced experiential learning and gaming techniques. Learners gain real experience by being immersed in simulated worlds. Instead of reading about business, they actually run a business – virtually. Instead of thinking about their financial future, they actually live it – in a virtual world that behaves just like the real world.

GoVenture is available for purchase by schools, colleges, and universities in Europe through authorized Douglas Stewart EDU resellers and from MediaSpark in other regions.

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About MediaSpark Inc

MediaSpark is an award-winning software development, publishing, and gamification company. MediaSpark applies the power of educational games, simulations, and social networks to the subjects of entrepreneurship, business, money, health, community economic development, and other subjects. MediaSpark has been an industry pioneer for over a decade, designing, producing, and commercializing innovative solutions under its own brands or those of its clients. MediaSpark’s work is global and impacts people in all walks of life.


Mathew Georghiou
CEO and Chief Experience Designer
MediaSpark Inc
Contact information (Company website) (GoVenture products website)

About Douglas Stewart EDU Ltd

Douglas Stewart EDU Ltd is a specialist distributor of computer products into the education and charity markets. As part of The Douglas Stewart Company based in the US with offices in Canada and the UK, globally we have more than 55 years of experience in sales, marketing and distribution of products to education resellers as well as their end-users. Based in Hampshire, UK with distribution facilities in the UK and mainland Europe, Douglas Stewart EDU sells through education and charity focused resellers in over 35 countries throughout Europe.

Lori Mercier, Managing Director
Douglas Stewart EDU
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 612 806