Well this is pretty awesome, Valve has made an entrance into the education sector. They plan to release a new version of Steam for education uses in schools.
Valve will call this service Steam for Schools, an education version of the Steam client that allows administrators to limit what its users can access. The idea of Steam for Schools is to use the platform as a teaching aid. Valve has already put together a number of educational lesson plans for using Portal 2 and its level editor to teach math and physics.
This new initiative by Valve is aimed at teachers of every kind, even homeschooling. The new version of Steam was unveiled by Valve’s director of educational programs, Leslie Redd at the Games for Change festival in New York City. Here are some example lesson plans from Valve.