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Designing Simulations/Games for Learning

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.
Course #
EDCT-GE 2505
Units
3
Term
Fall
Department