Seriously considering play: Designing interactive learning environments based on the blending of microworlds, simulations, and games

@article{Rieber1996SeriouslyCP,
  title={Seriously considering play: Designing interactive learning environments based on the blending of microworlds, simulations, and games},
  author={Lloyd P. Rieber},
  journal={Educational Technology Research and Development},
  year={1996},
  volume={44},
  pages={43-58}
}
  • Lloyd P. Rieber
  • Published 1996
  • Computer Science
  • Educational Technology Research and Development
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