Other groups doing innovative, high-quality research and development work on games for learning
CATS Center at UCLA The CATS group also was funded by IES as a National Research and Development Center on Instructional Technology. Their website shares information about their work, which focused on mathematics learning games.
The Institute of Play The Institute of Play works with schools to develop game-based approaches to learning that increase student motivation and persistence.
GlassLab GlassLab is a collaboration among the Institute of Play, Electronic Arts, the Entertainment Software Association, Educational Testing Service, and Pearson. Their work focuses on games as environments for assessment of learning.
Education Arcade at MIT The Education Arcade develops new digital games and conducts research to support learning and fun in both formal and informal settings.
Games+Learning+Society at the University of Wisconsin, Madison GLS is a research and development center, as well as the host of a major annual conference on games and learning.
Game Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California Developers at the Game Innovation Lab explore new approaches to game design across a wide range of contexts, including education.
Filament Games Filament Games is a commercial game company that has created a number of popular, highly-regarded games for learning.
Learning Games Network The Learning Games Network is a hub that seeks to support and advance the work of researchers and developers working on games to support learning.
Places to look for high-quality (often—but not always—free) games BrainPop PBS Kids Science Game Center MinecraftEdu br> TeacherGaming TeachWithPortals br> Ko’s Journey br>
Sources for key research that informed Possible Worlds
The Awesomely Adaptive and Advanced (AAA) Learning and Behavior Lab at Stanford University, headed by Dr. Dan Schwartz
The University of Chicago Learning Lab Dr. Lindsay Richland
The UCLA Reasoning Lab Dr. Keith Holyoak
Dr. Deanna Kuhn Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Dedre Gentner Professor, Cognitive Science Program, Northwestern Universitybr>
Our partners and funders
1st Playable Productions, LLC Possible Worlds DS and Flash game design and production
Flickerlab Animation Studios, animation for the What is it About Games? section of this site
Possible Worlds was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education