MobLab

Classes that use games and experiments are more effective because students EXPERIENCE the lessons first-hand! Setting up interactive experiments by hand is labor and time-intensive for instructors, but MobLab can do it easily and quickly for thousands of students simultaneously. MobLab’s games and surveys can be used to teach economic principles, social sciences, game theory and more!

In the video to the right, Alvin Roth and Matt Jackson from Stanford University and Tom Palfrey from Caltech talk about the importance of learning by playing in social science classrooms, their experience with MobLab, and the MobLab team. MobLab turns a lecture into a lab, transforms boring economics into engaging economics, and sparks questions from students that would never have been asked without interactive games.

Click here to browse the current catalog of MobLab games available for your course

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ViewPoint is a role-playing simulation tool developed at the Office of Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan, and is your one-stop shop for role-based simulation exercises. With ViewPoint you can:

CREATE

  • Build simulations that can be customized for different courses, dates, populations, and issues.
  • Assemble the roles, activities, and resources in advance.
  • Share them with other researchers and institutions.

FACILITATE

  • Modify one of our templates to create a simulation.
  • Communicate with participants during the simulation.
  • Track participants’ usage.

PARTICIPATE

  • Stay informed about players, events, and decisions.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other participants.
  • Follow a real-time activity stream.

Watch the video to the right to see how ViewPoint was implemented and used for an activity at the University of Michigan:

Jupyter Notebooks

The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text. Uses include: data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, data visualization, machine learning, and much more.

Juypter notebooks support over 40 programming languages including Python, R, Julia, and Scala. Notebooks can be shared with others using email, Dropbox, and GitHub. Code in Juypter can produce rich, interactive output: HTML, images, videos, LaTeX, and custom MIME types.

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