February 2012
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Games vs. Simulations: When Simulations May Be a Better Approach

The line between games and simulations--game's less talked about cousin--is often blurred, and there are no absolutes. Use these guidelines to sort out whether a game or a simulation would be the best solution.

Serious games are being used more often as a learning solution in business and education. They are contextual and interactive, and they provide opportunities for failure to happen in a safe environment related to a performance outcome.


In general, a game-based approach might be a be

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