Games and Simulations

I have both a personal and professional interest in the use of games and simulations in both formal and informal learning environments. For three years, I served as the Chair for the Games and Simulations SIG in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Further, I coordinated a research group at the University of Florida (UF) focusing on games and simulation in education, which resulted in a wealth of relevant publications. I also designed and teach a course at UF focused on games and simulations.

Relevant Publications

  • Kleinheksel, A. J., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2017). Measuring the adoption and integration of virtual patient simulations in nursing education: An exploratory factor analysis. Computers & Education, 108, 11 - 29. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131517300052
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D., Poling, N., Frey, C., Kang, Y., & Johnson, M. (2016). A Phenomenological Study of Games, Simulations, and Virtual Environments Courses: What Are We Teaching and How?. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 8(3), 59-73. Retrieved from http://10.4018/IJGCMS.2016070104
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  • Justice, L. J., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2015). Identifying the barriers to games and simulations in education: Creating a valid and reliable survey instrument. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 44(1), 86 – 125. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1177/0047239515588161
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D., Poling, N., Frey, C., & Johnson, M. (2014). A synthesis on digital games in education: What the research literature says from 2000 to 2010. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 25(2), 261-280. Retrieved from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/39329
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  • Pleasant, R., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2014). Video Games and Learning: Teaching and Participatory Culture in the Digital Age. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulatio, 6(1), 80 - 82. Retrieved from http://www.igi-global.com/pdf.aspx?tid%3D115580%26ptid%3D91480%26ctid%3D17%26t%3DVideo%20Games%20and%20Learning%3A%20Teaching%20and%20Participatory%20Culture%20in%20the%20Digital%20Age
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D., Frey, C., Poling, N., & Johnson, M. (2012). A review of playing games in school: Video games and simulations for primary and secondary education. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 4(2), 84-88. Retrieved from http://10.4018/jgcms.2012040105
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D., Higgins, H., & Allred, B. (2011). Effects of modern educational game play on attitudes towards mathematics, mathematics self-efficacy, and mathematics achievement. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 22(2), 277-297. Retrieved from https://www.editlib.org/p/32132
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D., Higgins, H., & Allred, B. (2010). Teacher Experiences on the Integration of Modern Educational Games in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 29(2), 189-216. Retrieved from http://www.learntechlib.org/p/32306
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Gunter, E. (2010). Survey of commercial off-the-shelf video games, benefits and barriers in formal educational settings. In Proceedings of the Association of Educational Communication and Technology (pp. 255-262). Anaheim, CA: Association of Educational Communication and Technology.
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D., Gunter, E., & Jones, G. (2010). Survey of commercial off-the-shelf games: Benefits and barriers in formal educational settings. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 7, 45 – 55.
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  • Daniels, K. L., Brooks, R. F., Babson, C. R., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2010). A review of Good Video Games & Good Learning by James P. Gee. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 2(3), 93 – 97. Retrieved from http://www.igi-global.com/Files/Ancillary/1942-3888_2_3-BookReview.pdf
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2009). Creating a Game Development Course with Limited Resources: An Evaluation Study. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 9(1), 1 - 16. New York, NY, USA: ACM. Retrieved from http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1513593.1513596
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