Two Software Tools for Creating Simulations

Kapp Notes

Here are two tools that can be used for creating effective and engaging simulations. Screen Capture from SimWriter simulation creation software. develop simulation simulationsLet me know of other tools. SimWriter.

Games vs Simulations: Choosing the Right Approach for Learning

Knowledge Guru

There is some natural confusion that arises around this topic, particularly on the difference between games, simulations, and gamification. I’ll focus on games and simulations in this post. Usually, it generates an emotional reaction in players. An Example of a Simulation.

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Use Simulations to Develop Millennials Leaders

CLO Magazine

Only 45 percent of those surveyed believed millennials were team players, and 36 percent believed them to be difficult to work with. Specifically, the use of computer simulations can give learners a chance to live like a leader; it’s similar to putting student pilots into a flight simulator.

“PLAY TO LEARN” WITH KARL KAPP

Learnnovators

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Top Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning Courses – Part 2

CommLab India

In the previous blog , we looked at the top 10 Authoring tools used for developing simulation based e-learning courses. SimWriter is a highly interactive, responsive authoring tool used to build branching simulations quickly and easily.

Making Learning Games Effective: 5 ways of ensuring that players LEARN

G-Cube

With the advent of computers, internet and communication technologies games have become more accessible, less costly, highly engaging and lots of fun for players of all ages. As long as the games appeal to their target players, they can be successful.

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New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

LectureScape is a new type of enhanced video player that was developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) based on an analysis of learning interactions from more than 7 million MOOC video sessions.

Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training MOOCs

Your Training Edge

One of the most basic gamification tools is the leaderboard, which shows players how they rank compared to others. Featured Posts Gamification MOOC Simulations Social Media Training gamification leaderboard mooc MOOCs training

Creating a Natural, Engaging Conversation in Your Simulation or Game

Kapp Notes

In the game, the announcer interacts with the players of the game as if they were all in the same room or studio. Research indicates that a conversational style is much more effective for conveying content to learners than a more formal style.

TechKnowledge 2012 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Trainees’ gain higher confidence in applying learning from a training session to their job when the training is simulation game based. The research evidence suggests the use of simulations to enhance the confidence trainees have in their ability to apply the skills learned in the training to their job. in press) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

Check Out Adobe Captivate eLearning Content on the Motorola Xoom Tablet via the Flash Player 10.2 [VIDEO]

mLearning Revolution

On Friday, Adobe released Flash Player 10.2 The timing of this release couldn’t have been more perfect, as I was able to install Flash Player 10.2 This is a direct result of the consistency the Flash Players gives us across desktop computers and now Tablets.

Table: Key Advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Kapp Notes

candidate about games and simulations to augment his literature review. So here is the answer to the first question which is, “What are the key advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations?&#. Games use a combination of entertainment and active learning principles to immerse players in learning environment (Bruner, 1962; Piaget, 1951; Malone, 1981; Csikszentmihalyi, 1990). Players assume persona of an avatar to accomplish missions.

Training and Education for Millennials through Gamification

Your Training Edge

Fantasy Election 2012 ( [link] ) allowed players to build a fantasy ‘dream team’ of candidates and to compete against others in a virtual league, social media was utilized as a measure of engagement.

Gamify Your MOOC

Your Training Edge

In a MOOC, points can be accumulated for visiting the site, watching videos, completing activities, participating in simulations, asking and answering questions in the discussion forum, and pretty much any other activity imaginable. Leaderboards show player rankings, which are often determined by the number of points earned. Featured Posts Gamification Learning & Development MOOC Simulations Training avatars competitions gamification levels MOOCs Training versus knowledge

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Simulations - Considerations

eLearning Cyclops

Currently, I am involved in creating simulations for a new system application. To avoid the problems I encountered in the past, I strongly suggest making the following considerations prior to developing software or system application simulations. Is there sensitive data or information on the system (test or live) that should not be displayed on the simulation? Can dummy data be added for the sake of the simulation?

Simulation and skills development

Clive on Learning

I've been trying to understand better where simulation fits within the skills development process and whether simulation is the only/best option available to trainers and/or learners. and on the ability of the players to behave realistically. simulators (flight, driving, etc.):

Tips for Creating an Interactive Learning Event

Kapp Notes

To ensure that the learning goals of a game, gamification or simulation are met, the first priority is to design the interactive learning event to focus on learning objectives from the beginning and not as an afterthought. Games Gamification simulations

5 games every e-learning professional should play

E-Learning Provocateur

However, the countdown timer at each decision point ramps up the urgency of your response, simulating the pressure cooker situation in which most people I suspect would not check for danger before rushing over to help.

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Digital Easter Egg Hunt in the E-Learning Household

SweetRush

Publish the game for Articulate Mobile Player and make it available offline. Dream It We Can Build It E-learning Games and simulations M-learning articulate storyline digital easter egg hunt elearning mlearning

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If School was Like a Jam Session

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

If only enterprising entrepreneurs would build an authoring tool that enabled the creation of real world work simulations. A simulation that changed inputs/outputs based on user inputs or predefined work procedures. So, this got me thinking about training simulations in general.

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Using Lessons from Video Games in E-Learning

Learning Developments

Some of these lessons are: Games can be used to simulate real work situations. These techniques include leveraging teachable moments and encouraging you to learn from other players. e-learning Games Simulations WBT Self-pacedI'm a child of the 80's. Everyday I am reminded of that by the marketers who want dollars from the 30-something crowd. The fact that I grew up in the 80's puts me in perfect place to see the evolution of video games. Yes, I played Pong back in the day.

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Training Simulations and Games Can Bring About Big Results

Designing Digitally

In the world of corporate training, games and simulations are used in much the same way and also have the same effect, which is why training simulations are so valuable in the workplace. Title: What makes training simulations effective for corporate training?

Presentation Resources and Notes from IMU Learning Webinar Series

Kapp Notes

Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Trainees’ gain higher confidence in applying learning from a training session to their job when the training is simulation game based. Blog posts discussing subjects covered in presentation: Consider Player/Game Interactions.

ASTD DC Metro 2013 Presentation Resources:Gamification of Learning

Kapp Notes

Raptivity (Simulation Pack). Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Simulating Instructional Roles through Pedagogical Agents. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

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Games And Simulations

The eLearning Coach

Karl Kapp, professor, author and speaker, understands the value of games and simulations in learning. Coach: How did you become an evangelist for learning through games, simulations and gadgets? Engagement or flow works in video games and simulations and is another advantage.

ASTD Philly 2013 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Raptivity (Simulation Pack). Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Simulating Instructional Roles through Pedagogical Agents. Trainees’ gain higher confidence in applying learning from a training session to their job when the training is simulation game based. The research evidence suggests the use of simulations to enhance the confidence trainees have in their ability to apply the skills learned in the training to their job.

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3 Types of ELearning

LearnDash

For years, many people thought that creating an elearning course was just the matter of taking an old PowerPoint presentation and publishing it in a fancy player. Simulation.

#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Simulating Instructional Roles through Pedagogical Agents. Trainees’ gain higher confidence in applying learning from a training session to their job when the training is simulation game based.

Abstracts of Three Meta-Analysis Studies of Serious Games

Kapp Notes

players worked in groups. 2011) A Meta-Analytic Examination of the Instructional Effectiveness of Computer-based Simulation Games. However, the results provide strong evidence of publication bias in simulation games research. A meta-analysis is a study of studies.

Resources from Learning 3.0 Conference Presentation

Kapp Notes

Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Simulating Instructional Roles through Pedagogical Agents. Trainees’ gain higher confidence in applying learning from a training session to their job when the training is simulation game based.

ASTD ICE 2013 Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Raptivity (Simulation Pack). Trainees learn more from games that are embedded in a program of instruction than when simulation games are the sole instructional method. When simulation games were used as a supplement to other instructional methods, the simulation game group had higher knowledge levels than the comparison group. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

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10 Serious Games that changed the world

Growth Engineering

Microsoft Flight Simulator (1982). Flight Simulators are the grandfathers of serious games so it seems only right to mention the most successful commercial flight simulator of them all.

Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games

Knowledge Guru

Your task as the learning game designer is to choose a game type that enables the player to achieve the cognitive skill required. Most of all, make sure your learning objectives map to your instructional goal, and your game type enables players to achieve the objectives.

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Gamification for Enterprises

Your Training Edge

This helps to confirm the point that I have tried to make all along and that is… Companies and universities for the most part just don’t recognize the unique value proposition that gamification coupled with simulation technologies can bring to the organization to aid in training/teaching learners. At times it can be difficult to bridge the way of thinking and applying training elements through gamification and simulation between gamers and the enterprises decision-makers.

The MMO-LMS: The close association of Games and Learning

G-Cube

In EVE Online — a Massively Multiplayer OnlineGame (MMOG) about an interstellar empire — 500,000 players participate in a stunning variety of in-game activities. Still EVE Online manages to engage and retain its players. Player usage statistics for EVE Online (2013-14).

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ASTD DC Metro 2013 Presentation Resources:Gamification of Learning

Kapp Notes

Raptivity (Simulation Pack). Simulating instructional roles through pedagogical agents. Simulating Instructional Roles through Pedagogical Agents. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

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Gamified Applications for Training

Your Training Edge

While there are a number of skeptics out there of training through gamification and simulation; gamified simulations have become an extremely popular and very effective training medium. Some in the simulation market may take offense to a simulation mistakenly called a ‘game’. While a simulation does have game-like aspects it is purely used as a teaching method. Gamified simulations are even being incorporated into traditional military training war games.