More liveblogging from the European Conference on Information Literacy 2016
, in Prague. Invited speaker Vít Šisler
talked about Designing Educational Games and Simulations for Humanities: Case Study of Czechoslovakia 38-89
. He started by talking about his early love of games that allowed you to create your own world. Simulations and games have been used for a long time and are still used in the military, health etc.
An early example of a humanities simulation is a historical game which could be seen as a simulation. One thing that emerged from use of this was that it is likely to be better to use games specifically designed for education, rather than commercial games. The speaker was then involved in developing a simulation about international relations, which enables students to implement neew policies and see what the result is. To be successful the learner has to negotiate, critically evaluate the...