Improving economics education outcomes through gamification and simulation
Author(s)Shi, Hongyi, M. Eng Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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Presented here is a thorough attempt to translate concepts in microeconomics to games in an attempt to improve educational outcomes at the high school and college level. Two different kinds of educational economics games are explored and described in detail, with the second having been implemented using the Unity game engine. Playtesting was done with both students and educators, in order to improve gameplay experience and ascertain how games can be best implemented within the economics curriculum. Further improvements to gameplay and educational effectiveness of the project are explored for possible future work done on the topic.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2018.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 49).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.