Games and Simulation Design: From a Hostage Rescue Game to Geothermal Energy on Mars in Virtual HarmonyCynthia Calongne, D.CS. Andrew Stricker, Ph.D. Colorado Technical Air University University
Time for reflection… “HERE IS EDWARD BEAR,COMING DOWNSTAIRS NOW, BUMP, BUMP, BUMP, ON THE BACK OF HIS HEADBEHIND CHRISTOPHER ROBIN.IT IS, AS FAR AS HE KNOWS, THE ONLY WAY OF COMING DOWNSTAIRS BUT SOMETIMES, HE FEELS THAT THERE REALLY MUST BE A BETTER WAY… IF ONLY HE COULD STOP BUMPING FOR A MOMENT AND THINK OF IT.”
The Context: How can games andsimulations be designed for helpingdigital natives learn? Design factors... “Wet” ware “Sim” ware
The Process: How can a designsynch “wet” ware and “sim” ware?
The “sim” ware architecture... Drupal OpenSim (client (website) viewer) Server-client data exchange PhP Apache OpenSim (web server) (server) Postcast (email server) MySQL
Games and simulations forlearning using the architectures...
Examples of games and simulations forlearning in a 3D world... Operation Relief Worker Rescue Challenge A team-based strategy challenge game set in a game simulation kit Mars Expedition Strategy Challenge Studying deep space exploration Challenge in a context-rich environment
Mars Expedition: Challenge-based learning game...
The model manipulative... Inferencing about Diagnosis, system variables andObservations using Assessment of current identiﬁcation of interdependencies system model system state recovery/solution through manipulation steps, implementation of system model System Model Interface Observable events Controller(s) Commands Real-time Control Failure Diagnosis Failure Recovery