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Nico Rutten
19 September 2009

Six weeks ago I started my PhD research on how to optimize the learning effects of using computer simulations in an educational setting. My first month of literature research can be found at, a preliminary categorization of variables that come into play is shown at and I've posted a first attempt to select variables I’d like to focus on at Looking forward to your comments.

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Gráinne Conole
7:46am 20 September 2009

thanks for setting this up Nico - your PhD sounds really interesting - very useful to see your lit review to date.

Doug Holton
2:32am 29 May 2010

I wrote a chapter reviewing research on computer simulations in education.  A draft copy is here:

Good luck with it,

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