Q1. Should teachers be encouraged to use these types of programs?
A1. Personally i feel that if teachers have the time and resources they should try to use these types of programs because it allows students to use their creative skills that often go untaped with the current way the school curriculum is set up.
Q2. What are some programs that are of this style?
A2. I can only remember one such program that i used in grade school. that program was The Oregon Trail. Wow technology has really come a long way since then. i can see the lack of these types of programs back 15- 20 years ago, but now there should not be any excuse, the technology is there and people should try asnd take advantage of it whenever possible.