11.127/252/CMS.590 - Computer Games and Simulations for Education and Exploration

11.127/252/CMS.590 (Spring)
Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education

Prof. E. Klopfer (klopfer@mit.edu) & Jason Haas

Project-based subject in which students from multiple disciplines are encouraged to develop and investigate systems and ideas from their fields of study as they explore the process of building and testing models and simulations. Explores various modeling software packages, criteria for developing the most appropriate simulation for a given situation, and methods for evaluating the success and utility of models. Students with an education focus consider what and how people learn from simulations, and how modeling tools can be implemented in public school settings. Graduate students are expected to complete additional assignments.

See last year's syllabus here