Simulations and Games - Literature and Research

UW-Madison Faculty & Staff Resources | Annotated Bibliography | Games, Game Design, Project Management

UW-Madison Faculty & Staff Resources

There are many resources on simulations and games for education. As a primer, we are hosting or linking to some papers, games and books we consider important to our work. UW-Madison has a group of educators leading national research and disucssion on educational gaming (including Kurt Squire, Constance Steinkuehler, Richard Halverson and Erica Halverson), and we're including some of their work. Please contact us if you feel there is something we've missed!

A good list of resources to start with can be found on this annotated bibliography.

Articles

  1. Video games and the future of learning
    by David Shaffer, Kurt Squire, Richard Halverson, and James Paul Gee
    University of Wisconsin-Madison and Games, Learning, and Society

  2. Why Are Video Games Good for Learning?
    by James Paul Gee

  3. Overview of research on the educational use of video games
    by Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen

Books

 cover of book What Video Games have to teach us 
					about learning and literacy by James Paul Gee

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy
by James Paul Gee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover of book Games, Learning, and Society Learning and Meaning in the Digital Age Edited by Constance Steinkuehler, Kurt Squire, Sasha Barab

Games, Learning, and Society Learning and Meaning in the Digital Age
Edited by Constance Steinkuehler, Kurt Squire, Sasha Barab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover of book How Computer Games Help Children Learn by David Williamson Shaffer

How Computer Games Help Children Learn
by David Williamson Shaffer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover of book Good Video Games and Good Learning by James Paul Gee

Good Video Games and Good Learning
by James Paul Gee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover of book Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology 
The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America by Allan Collins and Richard Halverson

Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America
by Allan Collins and Richard Halverson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover of book Video Games and Learning: 
Teaching and Participatory Culture in the Digital Age by Kurt Squire

Video Games and Learning: Teaching and Participatory Culture in the Digital Age
by Kurt Squire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover of book Mobile Media Learning by by Seann Dikkers, John Martin, Bob Coulter et al.

Mobile Media Learning
by Seann Dikkers, John Martin, Bob Coulter et al.