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Free Economics Games from Economics Professors(1)

07/05/2013

Free, Ready to play, Nothing to install, No need to register! Each student plays online on his cell phone, tablet or laptop. Nicolas Gruyer, a former economics associate professor, has partnered with a an experienced developer, Nicolas Toublanc, to develop the web-based market game airECONsim (http://aireconsim.com). The objective of the game is to illustrate as… Read More ›

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A Computer Game about Gaining and Applying Detailed Insights into the Global Oil Industry

(Press Release) With the free, world-wide distribution of the real-time strategy game ‘Quest for Oil,’ Maersk unfolds the unknown universe of oil exploration and invites you to embark on a conquest of the depths of the seabed. Quest for Oil is the first game of its kind and with the convergence of forces, innovation and technology Maersk gives you… Read More ›

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Free and Open Source Civilization Game in HTML5 Browser

Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age… Freeciv-web can be played online using a desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet. Freeciv-web has been optimized… Read More ›

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A Free Game for Exploring International Space Station – Spacewalk

Spacewalk is a networked interactive experience about taking a space walk outside of the International Space Station. This multiplayer game lets players collectively take on the role of astronauts navigating and exploring the structure of the space station. Spacewalk is an interactive experiment in alternative control schemes, free-form play, virtual embodiment, and metagame communication. Spacewalk was… Read More ›

Games Based Learning through Text Adventures (#GBL)

Reblogged from Remixing College English, this is an awesome article for bringing game-based learning into classrooms. (license : CC BY) photo credit: Sergey Galyonkin via photopin cc This week in the Games Based Learning MOOC, we’ve been focusing on two tools for GBL: AR/ARGs and Interactive Fiction/Text Adventures. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I’m planning to integrate IF into… Read More ›

Learning Java by Playing Video Games

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have created a video game that teaches students how to program in Java by casting spells and saving the world. The game, called CodeSpells, is a first-person, problem-solving adventure game, where the player takes the role of a wizard exploring a fantasy world inhabited by…well, gnomes. In this game, you… Read More ›

Play as Mayors, Build Green Cities and Learn Science

Plan It Green is part of a growing trend that utilizes digital gaming to engage players around significant social issues. Plan It Green, the Big Switch is an online game that allows players to design and create their own energy-efficient city of the future! (features from the game website as below) Build new energy technologies and advance… Read More ›

Join the Journey of Ludwig and Save Humankind

2098. Mankind has consumed all the earth’s fossil fuels and is forced to live on gigantic city ships that orbit the planet. A collision with an unknown flying object means an emergency landing is unavoidable. But without a helper down on earth, that’s as good as impossible… Do you have what it takes to be… Read More ›

Startup Heroes: Learn Entrepreneurship the Fun Way (#GBL)

Dear Readers, I am the co-founder and CEO of the Startup Heroes, an online entrepreneurship educational game simulating the process of the startup creation in an engaging, interactive and risk-free real-life 3D environment. We are living an amazing journey! Most of the students today perceive entrepreneurship as too risky, too costly, too scary and… simply unknown! It is… Read More ›

8 More Game Portals to Find The Right Games for Your Lessons

We’ve put together “6 Sites to Find The Right Games for Your Lessons“, now here are 8 more sites to find the right games. It’s exciting to see more efforts to help teachers integrating games into learning. Survey of Electronic Games that Teach Check out www.wingz2fly.com and select “Search” on the right. You can see information about 1500+ educational… Read More ›

20 Apps (Games) for Play-based Learning

Even though older adults might still carry a negative association with video game consoles and devices, today’s technology is vastly different than it was 20 years ago.Apps have exploded on the scene, and while there are plenty of time wasting games available on the market, today’s offerings also include a wide range of affordable apps… Read More ›

Social Games for Training – Learn, Play, Manage

We see more and more applications of game-based learning in different areas, leveraging the seduction of play for positive changes isn’t limited in campus. LPMnage, Learn Play Manage, is a project to develop a social game aimed at promoting project management competences of professional and young workers on international projects. In order to ensure an adequate development of the… Read More ›

NMSU Learning Games Lab Offers Free Apps

by Jane Moorman, New Mexico State University An easy, last-minute Christmas gift could be as simple as downloading an app. An estimated 2.4 billion apps are expected to be downloaded during the holidays. Thanks to app developers at New Mexico State University, new mobile device owners have access to free apps on a variety of research-based… Read More ›

Crowdsourcing Science Research by Gaming

EyeWire is a “citizen science” community created to test the hypothesis that the uniqueness of a person, from memories to mental disorders, lies in his or her connectome. Created by the team at MIT’s Seung Lab, EyeWire enlists “citizen scientists” to analyze nanoscale brain images using web browsers and mobile devices. They trace the “wires”… Read More ›

Questionaut

by Tancrid Muller, Fiction Engine Ask any person if they enjoyed studying and learning when they were in school, and most would answer “no way!” This is to be expected.  As kids we had only a pencil and paper with which to get the mounds of information into our under-stimulated minds. But lately, there have… Read More ›