Well, it was only a matter of time, you might be saying to yourself. What’s the focus? Consumer psychology? Anthropology? Ethics?
Turns out it’s a phys-ed course, PE-6, number 25718: Walking.
Here’s the description, via a flyer the school posted to Facebook: “This course will use the Pokemon Go app to promote fitness through walking and finding Pokemon’s on campus.”
Whatever it takes to get people moving instead of playing behind the wheel. The class is held Mondays through Thursdays from 9 to 10:25 in the morning if you’re in California and not busy. You have to provide your own smartphone though.
Read more about the gaming phenomenon’s influence from tech correspondent Molly Wood: “It’s OK to play Pokemon Go while the world is burning.”
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