Sustainable Yield: Fishing Game

Sustainable Yield

This application, originally created by Dr. James Oris, lets students be the captain of a fishing boat and experience the choices that need to be made to prevent over-fishing.

Students submit an effort each ‘fishing season’ and watch the collective population data change as other teams submit their own efforts. Students can choose to refrain, or fish as much as they desire.

“Free Market” teams of students compete against each other to see who can catch the most in the 20 years. Ultimately, greed causes free market teams to lose as a result of diminished populations. Likewise, consortium teams are rewarded for their patience. Students can use the chat and wallet functions to purchase other fleets and gain their fishing power, or communicate a strategy to sustain the population’s growth for the next season.

The application was upgraded to allow real-time data and communication to be passed to the students using Flex and Flash Media Server.

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About Britt Carr

I am the founder and Creative Director for Advanced Authoring, a company dedicated to making learning more interactive and engaging, and sometimes even portable. I have spent the last 15 years consulting as an Instructional Designer and Technology Specialist for multiple universities' Learning Technologies units. I was responsible for helping faculty and teaching staff include learning objects into their courses. In this role I help faculty develop both personal and distance learning websites, interactive media, and advanced presentations technology. From my innovative work in the field, I have been recognized by Adobe Systems as a worldwide Higher Education Leader. Before assisting universities, I worked as an Internet Strategist for Macromedia, Inc. I created and managed Macromedia’s Innovation Award program which highlighted web developer’s talents and ground-breaking use of rich media in the education and e-Learning fields. I am a certified Macromedia Flash Designer and hold a B.S. in Broadcasting from Northern Arizona University and a M.Ed. in Educational Media and Computers from Arizona State University.

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