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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 11.127 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Urban Studies and Planning 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Eric Klopfer 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 11.127 / 11.252 Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education

    Spring 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features a complete set of assignments and readings.

    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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