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Achieving Learning Potentials in an Educational Simulation Game for Trading and Generating Electrical Energy
25 January 2012
BY: DELARUE Erik, LAGA Elisabeth, Leonardo Meeus, Ronnie Belmans, D'HAESELEER William
International Journal of Engineering Education, 2011, 27, 4, 703–712
This paper presents and motivates the development of a techno-economic education package, consisting of two simulation games, to simulate both the trading and the generation of electricity in a liberalized market. Six attributes (storytelling; players as problem solvers and explorers; feedback; challenges that fit the student characteristics; competition; appropriate graphics and sounds) are relevant in order for simulation games to achieve their learning potentials. These attributes are identified within both developed simulation games.
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