11.127 / 11.252 Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education

As taught in: Spring 2005


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Eric Klopfer

Photo of a game played in a classroom.
Photo of a classroom game being played by students. (Image by Prof. Eric Klopfer.)

Course Description

This course will explore educational games and simulations and several computer modeling platforms. We will focus on design and research issues pertinent to learning through simulations and games. Throughout the course we will explore concepts in modeling, simulation, and gaming common to many domains, and investigate specific applications from a variety of fields ranging from weather to ecology to traffic management.

Technical Requirements

Microsoft® Word software is recommended for viewing the .doc files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Word viewer software can also be used to view the .doc files.

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