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ERIC Number: EJ1147438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
SimSchool: An Opportunity for Using Serious Gaming for Training Teachers in Rural Areas
Tyler-Wood, Tandra; Estes, Mary; Christensen, Rhonda; Knezek, Gerald; Gibson, David
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v34 n3 p17-20 Sep 2015
This article examines the use of simSchool as a training tool for educators working with students with special needs in rural districts. SimSchool is a game that emulates a classroom utilizing a virtual environment. The theory supporting simSchool is explored and current research associated with simSchool is reviewed. The issues surrounding retaining quality special educators in rural districts are discussed. The potential for using simSchool for working with rural special education teachers is explored.
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Language: English
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