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50 Great Sites for Serious, Educational Games

50 Great Sites for Serious, Educational Games
By Rose Jensen Serious games are making the news almost every day. From teaching children about the cancer in their bodies to helping college students reinforce lessons from their business classes, these educational games take playing to a whole new level. Take a look at these 50 sites for serious and educational games you can play. No matter what you may be studying in college, there is a good chance that these educational games can enhance your learning or help you teach others. Business and Management From practicing your business skills to learning about book keeping in your courses at online colleges for accounting, these games will help you get a handle on your business school lessons. EVE Online. Games for Students These games bring powerful first-hand experience to students with games ranging from early elementary to high school and focusing on everything from science to civic responsibility. PowerUp. Training Games America’s Army. Health and Medical Games Fatworld. Darfur is Dying.

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