AIC Conflict Simulation

Gamified Score: 28

This is a simulation of the Arab-Israeli conflict that has been going on in the Middle East. Students get to take on the roles of real world leaders and are given a main problem to try and solve in the game. They can then communicate to all of the world leaders and one another individually through messages and press releases. The students can also submit action forms to make things that they want to happen become a part of the game.
http://aic.conflix.org/
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Summary of Evaluation

Evaluation Instructions: Students use their student rubric (just click on the underlined word) as do educators. Once you determine the level of achievement of this game, select whether it is a Rock Star (2 points), OK (1 point), or not OK. These are used to calculate the Gamified Score that will be shared at the top. If you have anything to note about any aspect, include it in your review below. If you're an educator, you may help your students write the review. Just make sure you're not affiliated with a game according to our site guidelines.

Learning Game Evaluation Criteria
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Learning Game Evaluation Criteria
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Problem Solving
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Purpose
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Player Freedom
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Narrative Context
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Game Play
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Organization/ Problem Solving
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Motivation
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Engagement Level
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Real-World Connections
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Collaboration
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Teamwork
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Scaffolding and mastery
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Creativity
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Feedback
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Utility
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Educator Review(s)

Educator instructions:Write your review below. If possible include a link to your blog and Twitter handle. Include the date and the version number of the game (if possible.) If you used in this classroom, we'd appreciate you adding links to any resources you used or created under "Resources."

We played this game in my Fall 2013 class and I've had students play in it before. This is not your typical "game" but is, in fact a simulation experience - largely text based - where students play the role of world leaders. I had my students using Google Drive and other collaborative tools to create the press releases and work for their team. The AIC Conflict Simulation is a powerful, transformative experience but it does require you as the teacher to hold students accountable and ensure that they contribute to the process. It is an excellent program run by the University of Michigan and because the highered students are the storytellers, every game every year is a different learning experience. This is, by far, the best current events game available because the students are, quite literally, playing the roles for the story. - Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher - Fall 2013 Simulation


Student Review(s)


Student instructions: Please write your review below, include each of the 7 points we're using as well as any other factors that should be considered. Include the date and the version number of the game (if possible.) If one student writes the review, use your wiki userid.


I think that AIC is a serious game because it helps students learn about conflicts in the Middle East and it gives you an idea about different views. -ColeW45 2/19/2014 - Fall 2013 Simulation

I think this is a great simulation for anyone who wants to learn about current events in the Middle East. You get to be a world leader and take on their personality and you have to see things through your person's point of view to successfully play the game. It's really great because you can see so many different sides and aspects of the problem other than the one that you personally see. It is also great because you get feedback from college students who are your mentors and you get to work in diplomacy and see how it really is to be a world leader. -lizzyglass22 3/7/14 - Fall 2013 Simulation

Resources


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Site About AIC:
http://ics.soe.umich.edu/main/section/2
http://umsimulations.wikispaces.com/Arab-Israeli+Conflict+Simulation
Blog Post on AIC preparation:
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2009/09/preparing-for-arab-israeli-conflict.html
Presentation on Student's Experience in AIC:
http://www.globaleducationconference.com/forum/topics/understanding-the-middle-east-through-a-simulation-aic-conflict?xg_source=activity
Video About AIC:
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=4408

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Game Mechanics


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Game Mechanic Construct
Included in this game?
If included, an explanation of how.
Achievements
No

Appointments
Yes
The players can schedule a live
conference with other "real" people,
and discuss diplomatic issues.
Behavioral Momentum
Yes
The players want to keep on doing
what their person is supposed to
act like.
Blissful Productivity
No

Bonuses
No

Cascading Information Theory
No

Combos
No

Community Collaboration
Yes
As you are running a country, the
player has a cabinet with other people
playing other roles. They can work
together to solve the political issues
in the game.
Countdown
No

Discovery
No

Epic Meaning
No

Free Lunch
No

Infinite Gameplay
No

Levels
No

Loss Aversion
No

Lottery
No

Ownership
Yes
The players are the political leaders of
a country. They represent their country.
Points
No

Progression
No

Quests
No

Reward Schedules
No

Status
Yes
Their are titles to every playing person.
The player could be the president,
secretary,intelligence officer, etc.
Urgent Optimism
No

Virality
Yes
The game covers many concepts and shows
what is actually happening in the middle east.
This game is known to teachers to be the best
way to teach students about the conflict in the
middle east.

Screenshots



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