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"Ready to blow your mind? Spend 15 seconds reading Clark Aldrich's The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games. Witty, fast-paced, and non-linearit's Spock meets Alton Brown." Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., The Family Coach
The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games
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Praise for The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games
"Yes, this is an encyclopedic overview of the simulations and serious gaming world, but it's far more important than a 'how-to' book. Aldrich is signaling the end of the age of Gutenberg. Aldrich takes direct aim at why the K-12 and higher education system are failingmyopically trapped in a nineeenth-century world of 'learning to know' in a twenty-first century world that requires the judgment and skills of 'learning to do.' Aldrich's revolution transforms the way we learn."
Jeff Sandefer, founder, the Acton School of Business
"Clark Aldrich provides his clear vision of how 'learning to do' will liberate us from our industrial education legacy that has for too long been shaped by outdated, linear, passive instruction. I recommend this book without reservation for anyone interested in the future of learning."
Don Williams, manager, global learning research, Microsoft Corporation
"This exhaustive guide to computer gaming and simulation points the way to a new, more powerful way of learning by doing. It is a must-reada must-read and studyfor those involved in education and journalism."
Bill Kovach, former Washington bureau chief of the New York Times, and former editor of the
"Aldrich has done it again. He provides an intuitive framework for those interested in (and perhaps overwhelmed by) simulations, games, and virtual worlds. Before you're halfway done with this book you'll be looking with a new perspective and set of competencies for creating interactive experiences."
Denis Saulnier, educational technology director, Harvard Business Publishing
"The Complete Guide sets the standard as the encyclopedia for serious games and simulations. In this comprehensive volume, Aldrich uses hundreds of examples for this new medium. If you want to stay at the forefront of education, this book is a must-have!"
Jerry Bush, program manager, Learning@ Cisco