When Are Computer Simulations the Right Tool?

Gene Koo, Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society as well as Director of Online Training at Legal Aid University, lists three criteria for which computer simulations add value in an educational context:

1. The subject is best learned through role-playing
2. The subject must be modeled using complex data and formulae
3. The subject is amenable to learning through exploration

His full post expounds on these thoughts further.


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