Teaching Economics through Gaming

Econ 201 Robert Brown, Nora Reynolds (Manager), John McGlen (AV)
Full notes are available from ECON via a videogame

Video Commercial for the Economics Game

Why use games?

• Intrinsically motivating
• Challenging
• Student Controlled
• 70% of college students play games
• Built in application of principles
• Gaming embeds the best teaching ideals

Lessons Learned:

• Storyboarding is VERY important
• It took longer than expected
• Next time, they will get external funding
• Needed more coders, they were a bottleneck


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