Possible Worlds Video

Full Description: 

How can digital games support conceptual learning? And how can games be made accessible and useful for teachers? Those are the questions addressed by Possible Worlds, a five-year research and development effort led by EDC. The project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, developed four modules of supplemental materials, each with a digital game as its centerpiece. The modules address topics covered in middle-school science, and each focuses on a persistent scientific misconception. This video illustrates the game development process and presents the theory and research behind the project. Highlights include commentary by Principal Investigator Cornelia Brunner and Co-PI Katie McMillan Culp and footage of the game modules in action.

Author(s): 

Possible Worlds Team, EDC’s National Research and Development Center on Instructional Technology

Publication Date: 

09/10/2012

Length: 

8min.
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