2015 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference Information Session: Are Games and Simulations a Good ‘Fit’ for Your Curriculum?

Screen shot 2015-08-27 at 2.12.06 PMBy Penny Ralston-Berg

Senior Instructional Designer
Penn State World Campus


The conversation was very active during our presentation at the 2015 University of Wisconsin Distance Learning Conference  titled “Are Games and Simulations a Good ‘Fit’ for Your Curriculum?” We discussed strategies and key questions to ask in determining what makes a good curricular “fit” for games and simulations.  Examples were shown from a variety of subject matter and the audience had a chance to walk through the process of determining fit based on learning objectives. We also stepped out side the instructional alignment and talked about the value of “ridiculous games” for stress relief and cognitive down time between other intense tasks.

Reference to two texts and link to Pinterest board for “fit” were also shared.


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