The program has a strong emphasis on game theory – using gaming as a means of instructional design for educators. Students will also learn how to develop instructional games and simulations, allowing them to educate people and organizations through play-based learning. Students also will explore how and why people learn and the best ways to deliver learning. Online courses have a synchronous component (if you can't attend, a recording is available).
A unique benefit is the ability to earn a certificate in Instructional Games and Simulations. This certificate is a built-in feature, requiring no additional classes or course work. When you receive the master’s degree, you also receive the certificate.