Can simulation games improve student learning in STEM?

06/18/2013 | KQED.org

An analysis of 77 studies conducted by SRI and funded by the Gates Foundation shows that using video games -- particularly simulation games -- along with instruction in science, technology, engineering and math may lead to an improvement in student achievement. "We should be careful not to view learning technologies as a replacement for deep teacher and student interactions. We see effective technology supports as enabling the opposite," said Stacey Childress, Gates Foundation deputy education director.

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