New Wave for Simulation Learning

Over the weekend the NY Times ran this article “Budding Scientists, Let Loose in a World They Can Save” which contains a description of a project sponsored by Harvard and George Mason that lets students learn in a virtual world.

She and her classmates are part of a research project designed by scientists at George Mason University and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education that relies on what they call multiple-user virtual environment experiential simulators, or Muvees. Players log in, adopt an identity and join up with other players to gather information and solve problems in a three-dimensional virtual world brimming with people, places and things.