Serious Games between simulation and game. A proposal of taxonomy

Brunella Botte, Claudia Botte, Marta Sponsiello


The concept of Simulation refers to different spheres and has different aims. According to the area it may concern, it relates to several concepts and definitions. Our research helped us to single out some distinctive characteristics of simulation, of games (as a key subject) and of their connections. Elaborating the subject was useful to indicate a set of typologies with specific objects and applications. We hope the taxonomy we presented will contribute to a shared vision of the topic, being the first step towards a more systematic schematization than the ones studied and developed so far.


simulation; game; serious game; e-learning

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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society | ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) 1826 - 6223 © 2017 Je-LKS - Italian e-Learning Association (SIe-L).