Decision-Making Games

Russel Tarr demonstrates how today’s technology can enliven teaching and learning about the past.

Whilst the government is keen to pour money at schools to purchase online materials for their classes, it appears less concerned about monitoring the quality of that material, which is often substandard and cynically packaged by the big corporations for a ‘quick buck’. Maybe this is a bit harsh, but of the ‘curriculum online’ approved materials I have looked at, few of them justify their exorbitant price.

In fact, there is only one piece of software I have ever purchased which has justified its price, and it has justified that many times over. The package is called Quandary and is marketed by the same people who manufacture the excellent (and entirely free) quiz-building software, Hot Potatoes.

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