Archived Versions

11.127J / 11.252J / CMS.590J / CMS.863J Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education

As taught in: Spring 2009

A child stands on a pad labeled A, T, C, G in front of a TV screen.

A visitor to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego dances out a DNA sequence on "The Codon Hoedown," an educational game similar to the popular video game Dance Dance Revolution. (Image courtesy of mathowie on flickr.)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Eric Klopfer

Course Features

Course Description

In this project-based course, students from all disciplines are encouraged to understand how we learn from interactive computer environments, and delve into the process of designing and understanding simulations and games for learning.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the links in this course: .jar.