Month: November 2020

The first Educational Game: A flight simulator

Ed Link built the first flight simulator in 1927.  The US patent office declared it a “novel  amusement device”.  In 1934, 9 Army Corps pilots died in a three week period. At the time, there was a 1 in  10 chance that a pilot trainee would die in training. US President Franklin D. Roosevelt called…
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Experiential Learning: Discovering and experiencing ideas for yourself when playing video games

A problem for learning  Learning is tough. Student performance is based upon their ability to remember and  apply what is learned. Learning is hard because our brain chemistry resists change,  unless the brain deems information important enough to remember for its survival. The  brain determines importance based on context and relevance, found in the way…
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