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Research on Using Interactive Fiction in Education

Attention educators and gamers! I’m currently working on my dissertation, and my research involves examining student and instructor experiences in using Interactive Fiction games in either secondary or post-secondary education environments. Specifically, I’m looking for instructors that use or may be interested in using Interactive Fiction to support assignments in history or literature courses. Additionally, I’m looking for available IF games that may be suitable for use in this way. If you or someone you know might be interested in participating in a study or be able to list some text-only Interactive Fiction games for education, please let me know.

Although the Historical Williamsburg Living Narrative is not yet completed, eventually I hope to have it used as a piece of historical Interactive Fiction that can be used in the teaching and learning environment.

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  1. October 3, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I’m sure that you have heard of it, but Colonial Gothic is a great thing. I’ve been discussing this very thing with some of my teacher patients on using Colonial gothic as the game and/or the concept for fiction. Also, one of them reminded me today about the Assassin’s Creed game which has an obviously fictional theme.

    If you’re really interested in historical fiction though, you could check out what’s happening in Jefferson County, Colorado 😉 [sorry, I’m a bad comic]

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