NYU Steinhardt

Designing Simulations and Games for Learning

  • Course Number: EDCT-GE 2505
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Examines the potential of various genres of simulation & games (both analog & digital) as learning technologies through readings, discussion, play, design, & research. Literacy, identity, genre, interactivity, play, story, emotions, presence, & information visualization are among the cultural & cognitive concepts covered in this course. Student-selected assignments typically include reflections on game & simulation play, integrating games & simulations in formal learning environments, designing & developing prototypes of educational games & simulations, & conducting short exploratory research.
  • Old Course Number: E19.2505