Teaching IF

Interactive fiction is increasingly being used in junior high and high school classrooms to encourage reading and teach problem-solving skills; it is also approached critically in college and graduate courses on digital and new media studies, and used as an example project in courses on computer programming and game design.

What follows is just a short list of the courses I know about; there may be more out there.

New Media, Gaming and Programming courses

Also of interest: Eastgate’s compendium of academic resources.

IF in secondary education

Other IF games written to be educational

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  4. Hi, Emily. I had an IF unit in the Virtual Worlds for Education course I’m teaching this spring. This is part of an educational technology course sequence designed for practicing K-12 teachers.

    You can find the course info in our wiki.

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