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Our most recent work explores the use of games and simulations in K-12 environments. The basic principals and cognitive rational for the use of this technology is first explained based on a new generation of “players” and students accustomed to dynamic learning. With the physical infrastructure of computer technology in place, simulations and games, become a viable source for training and development and are extremely valuable in the engagement of learners both as individual and collective interaction. Implications for both policy and classroom use of video games is explored. Practical considerations for repurposing COTS (Commercial off the shelf) games for P-12 will be explored with direct correlation to national standards in content areas.  

 

 
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Written by Yadi Ziaee   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015

 

CEO and Senior Editor of Digital Immersive Community

Yadi Ziaee

Assistant Professor, Athens State University, Athens AL.  Department of Professional Studies in Education

Research on the Contributing Factors and Strategies applied in video games, virtual 3D environments, Universal Design for online learning, Human Computer Inter-action, Experiential and Blended learning to promote engagement and meaningful learning.

Ph.D. from Department of Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, Bloomington, School of Education.

Co-researcher at Indiana University Virtual Xperience Lab (VXLab). Senior Instructional Designer and Faculty Development Consultant.  While his research is mainly conducted in the laboratory environments, he has also provided technology consultation for Business and Industrial training for over fifteen years. His research interests lie with the effective integration of technology into classrooms K-16.

Editor in Chief

Robert Appelman, Ph.D.    Indiana University at Bloomington.

drBOB Appelman, Director at Indiana University Virtual Xperience Lab, School of Education, Bloomington, IN 47405

Consultant/Writer

Sonny Kirkley, Ph.D.  Information In Place and Indiana University at Bloomington  

Editorial Review Board

Robert Appelman, Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Ingrid Graves, Ph.D. Teacher of English ELS Center

James Gentry, Ed.D. Tarleton State University

Jamie Kirkley, Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Sonny Kirkly, Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington

Yadi Ziaee. Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, and Faculty at Athens State University

 

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 Chris Borland, Ingrid Graves, and Yadi Ziaee

 

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