Short Sims: A Game Changer

1st Edition

Clark Aldrich

CRC Press
March 24, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages - 236 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780367857424 - CAT# 348162

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Short Sims: A Game Changer is the definitive guide to creating simple, highly efficient educational simulations for the next generation of learners.

Interactivity is the key to effective educational media in schools, corporations, the military, and government. And through this Short Sims methodology, interactive content is now no harder to produce than traditional linear content.

This essential book guides anyone through the steps of quickly creating highly engaging and responsive content. The process combines Aldrich’s decades of research and implementations with leading organizations (including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Harvard Business School Publishing, Visa, Microsoft, Education Testing Services, Center for Army Leadership, Department of State) with new tools that have just emerged.

And the same Short Sim methodology can be applied to assessment, virtual reality, journalism, and complex educational simulations, and help in the planning of computer games.

Key Features

  • Provides numerous code examples to illustrate how to put the techniques into practice
  • Includes never-before published foundational theories and practices around interactivity in education, including developing competence and conviction in learners, replayability, and new forms of assessment.
  • Includes expanded introductions to mathematics fundamental to computer graphics and game development
  • Progresses from simple examples to open approaches only bound by the limits of the designers’ imagination.


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