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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Science Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education


Commissioned Papers

Learning Science: Computer Games, Simulations, and Education


Rethinking Science Learning Through Digital Games and Simulations: Genres, Examples, and Evidence

Douglas Clark, Brian Nelson, Pratim Sengupta, and Cynthia D’Angelo

Response Paper: Rethinking science learning, a needs assessment


Diane Ketelhut

Learning Context: Gaming, Simulations, and Science Learning in the Classroom

Christopher Dede

Response Paper: Gaming, Simulations, and Science Learning in the Classroom


Katherine Culp

Games and Simulations in Informal Science Education

Kurt Squire and Nathan Patterson

Response Paper: Sociocultural Contexts of Game-Based Learning


Mimi Ito

Assessment of Student Learning in Science Simulations and Games

Edys Quellmalz, Michael Timms, and Steve Schneider

Response Paper: Response to Assessment of Student Learning in Science Simulations and Games


John Behrens
Bringing Game-Based Learning To Scale: The Business Challenges Of Serious GamesMerrilea Mayo

Response Paper: Response to Merrilea Mayo’s paper Bringing Game Based Learning To Scale: The Business Challenges of Serious Games


Alan Gershenfeld
Bringing Game Based Learning to Scale: a ResponseScot Osterweil


These papers were commissioned for the Workshop on Learning Science: Computer Games, Simulations, and Education. The workshop was convened by the Board on Science Education on October 6-7, 2009 in Washington, DC with support from the National Science Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Opinions and statements included in the paper are solely those of the individual author, and are not necessarily adopted or endorsed or verified as accurate by the Board on Science Education or the National Academy of Sciences, including the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, or National Research Council.

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