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Charles River Analytics Develops Novel, Game-based Methods for the National Science Foundation

Charles River Analytics developed a proof-of-concept of Trains of Thought for the National Science Foundation. Trains of Thought is a game and curriculum module to teach STEM and entrepreneurship skills to high school students. The approach combines:

  • Proven educational research (preparation for future learning and guided experiential learning with scaffolding)
  • A popular, open-source business simulation video game, Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe (OpenTTD)
  • Intelligent gameplay to balance educational objectives with fun


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