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ERIC Number: ED472675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 17
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An Unofficial Guide to Web-Based Instructional Gaming and Simulation Resources.
Kirk, James J.
Games and digital-based games and simulations are slowly becoming an accepted learning strategy. Public school teachers, college professors, corporate trainers, and military trainers are embracing games as an effective means of motivating learners and teaching complex concepts. Popular games include action games, adventure games,arcade games, gizmo games, and TV show quiz show games. Many games like hangman, tit-tac-toe, and monopoly now appear in digital form on the World Wide Web. Popular simulations include real world simulations, fantasy world simulations, management games, stock market games, war simulations, and flight simulations. Digital-based games on and off the Web are ideal for creating visually realistic environments that closely mimic their counterparts in the real world. While hundreds of educational games and simulations vary greatly in their content and learner activities, they have one important thing in common: they make learning fun. It is not too late or too costly for teachers and trainers to begin using games and simulations for educational purposes. Free gaming and simulation resources abound on the World Wide Web. The resources range from articles on how to select, create, and facilitate games to free games and simulations that can be played online. Assembled in this document are more than 100 game and simulation resources to help the novice gaming facilitator get started in the effective use of instructional games and simulations. Resources are arranged according to: articles on gaming and simulations; complex, computer-based role-play strategy games; computer-based learning games; gaming companies; gaming organizations; and miscellaneous gaming resource sites. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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