Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education

A child stands on a pad labeled A, T, C, G in front of a TV screen.

A visitor to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego dances out a DNA sequence on "The Codon Hoedown," an educational game similar to the popular video game Dance Dance Revolution. (Image courtesy of mathowie on flickr.)


MIT Course Number

11.127J / 11.252J / CMS.590J / CMS.863J

As Taught In

Spring 2009


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

In this project-based course, students from all disciplines are encouraged to understand how we learn from interactive computer environments, and delve into the process of designing and understanding simulations and games for learning.

Eric Klopfer. 11.127J Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education, Spring 2009. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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