Simulations versus games

Clark Quinn

At the recent Realities 360 conference, I saw some confusion about the difference between a simulation and a game. Simulations. As I’ve mentioned, simulations are models of the world. You can also think about simulations as being in a ‘state’ (set of values in variables), and move to others by rules. Similarly, these simulations can model considerable complexity. Note that you may already have a simulation.

Whatever Happened to Simulation in eLearning?


Looking back just a few years, the Adobe Flex language enabled data integration and the complex interactive paths required to create a variety of simulations as part of the eLearning experience. Use as the basis for simulation in training.

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools.

eLearning Simulations 101: What Are They and How Can You Create Your Own?


I’m not talking about the movie, but about the world’s reaction to the theory that our whole existence is based on a simulation program. If our world is a simulation, this means that nothing is real. Today’s topic is simulation in eLearning. By the end of this post, you’ll have learned all the basics of eLearning simulation, scenario-based training, the benefits of simulation training, and the types of interactive simulations you can use.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

We can connect people socially, upload user generated content, and track and. This is not simulation, but real practice. tracking true outcomes.

Balancing Difficulty in eLearning Games & Simulations


Emil presented on gamification and simulations at the 2015 Lectora® User Conference in Nashville this spring. In his session, Emil discussed balance —how appropriate a game or simulation’s difficulty level is for its intended audience. “We’re all built to run from tigers.”

The Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI


There are great authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate and Articulate, simulation tools such as WalkMe, and don’t forget about custom development as I don’t want to leave our code wizards behind. Track Data Easily. The real data to track ROI is worth the change. Besides being able to track a return, accessing data to show training strength and weaknesses allows for training reconstruction, resulting in a better overall program. Track Your Training Data.

The Benefits of Learning Simulations for Corporations

Designing Digitally

The use of learning simulations is becoming popular as tech-savvy millennials are rising in the workforce. This article will outline a list of advantages that learning simulations bring to training sessions. Learning simulations, on the other hand, are not subject to human error.

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.

Simulation-Based Training: At Work in the Medical Field

Designing Digitally

Simulations are a way to gamify learning that allows learners to put themselves into real scenarios, but in a virtual medium. Simulation-based training has been a staple for training in the medical field for a long time.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

We can connect people socially, upload user generated content, and track and. This is not simulation, but real practice. tracking true outcomes.

2016 – VR, Sales Simulators and 330K Diplomas


2016 – VR, Sales Simulators and 330K Diplomas. Virtual Reality in Corporate Training from --> Sales Simulators. If I could go back in time I would just use these Eduson simulators: 1. What new features has Eduson introduced in 2016?

3 Design Tips for Creating E-Learning Simulations

Designing Digitally

Gamers have been using simulations for years. But did you know that e-learning simulations can offer several benefits to organizations, too? Check out these five design tips to create meaningful and engaging e-learning simulations for the modern learner.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Open Simulations vs. Page Turners?

Learning Visions

Thursday, March 08, 2007 Open Simulations vs. Page Turners? Thanks to Donald Clark for his post on Open Simulations vs. page-turners? : "Open structures lead to better long term retention." ".e-learning On the implementation level, this gets tricky if the clients wants to track page hits to ensure completion. Tracking has gotta all come down to the assessment. Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Open Simulations vs. Page Turners?

Tracking Microlearning with Tin Can API


You might have heard about e-Learning jargons such as blended learning and simulations, microlearning is the new child on the e-Learning street and is supposed to be the “future” of e-Learning. Previously, e-Learning used to be about creating awesome learner experiences, but until you track them and implement the findings; your courses can’t improve. The blog post discusses a few basics about Microlearning and how you can track it to stand apart from your competition.

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LMS reports: 7 Tips to track skill development with an LMS


LMS reports: How to track skill development with a Learning Management System. Here are 7 tips to track skill growth with the help of LMS reports. Simulation performance reports. Online training simulations require certain skills and knowledge.

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Track Your Learning Experiences 100% with xAPI Enabled LMS

CommLab India

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are confined to recording and tracking learning on digital devices. So how do we track learning at the workplace that has become informal in the form of activities, networking, work assignments, and collaboration outside the classroom?

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The Building Blocks of Technology-Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

If learners need to be able to do something , then the best technology would be a simulation or other hands-on activity. Simulations. The main benefit of using an LMS is the ability to track learner progress and performance.

8 Essential Questions on The Future Of Corporate Education In 2018

Your Training Edge

Each session on the process can be watched at any time, and on a video-enabled LMS system, the engagement of employees can be determined and tracked for reporting purposes.

Building an Internal Simulation Capacity

The Learning Circuits

While the project was being designed, they also began a parallel track of building an internal capacity, through training and hiring and shadowing. Now, Simulations With that as a bit of background, here are the skills an organization will need to develop, in order.

Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

Talented Learning

Virtual reality technology makes it possible to create an immersive digital environment that simulates the real world. Training data from simulations is often tracked using xAPI, and is stored in an LRS that is self-contained or integrated with an LMS.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

More practical problem-solving experience: Simulations. Although the idea of immersive learning via simulations has been around for decades, MOOCs have been instrumental in reviving interest in this type of approach.

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part Two

Kapp Notes

I have seen many well funded people get lost in the woods for fear of missing out on some big new idea, forever attending conferences and tracking down rumors. simulation simulationsHere is the second part of my conversation with Clark Aldrich. (in

A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part Two

Kapp Notes

I have seen many well funded people get lost in the woods for fear of missing out on some big new idea, forever attending conferences and tracking down rumors. simulation simulations Here is the second part of my conversation with Clark Aldrich. (in

How Experience API (xAPI) - Tin Can API Tracks Informal Learning

Designing Digitally

A system that tracks learning can take informal, social learning, or experiences in the real world and include those events alongside formal ones. Current applications for xAPI include the following, yet there are many more that could be actualized in the future: Experience tracking.

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Resources to Accelerate your Learning Architecture

Your Training Edge

In reality, organizations are able to develop high quality learning oriented content; however they don’t possess any management solution that mainstreams all collaboration, processes, distribution, creation and tracking.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

The ability to measure informal learning may be done through the system itself, and constant tracking of some metrics will help learning designers monitor the ‘learning/performance health’ of the system and its users. Games (and simulations) will become integral part of workplace learning.

Learning In The Future – Exploring Five Themes

Upside Learning

As I get back on track, it’s time to start blogging in earnest again. Simulation/Gaming – I’ve written about the growing influences of gaming and simulation on learning in general. I’ll go out on a limb and proclaim that a time will come when almost any sort of ‘learning experience’ that is possible in the real world will be possible in cyber space in the form of a simulation. Future Learning eLearning Learning Learning Games Mobile Learning Simulations

SimWord of the Day: The Fifth Paradox of Educational Simulations

The Learning Circuits

When educational simulations are first created, they are heavy on simulation elements, and casual players complain they are too hard. Over iterations, as a result of the complaints, educational simulations are made easier and more fun, and serious players then complain they are not deep enough. (By By the way, for those who are tracking Star Wars Galaxies , this is playing out exactly as such

Simulations, Microcosms, Apprenticeships, and Skunk Works

The Learning Circuits

I wrote a book called Learning By Doing , all about the use of computer simulations in formal learning programs. The role of technology in all of these can be transformational, suggesting projects or"matching people up" at the beginning, giving real-time workflow centric advice during, and then tracking results afterwards But in many ways, it should have been called "Learning By Doing Part I."

Why Your Existing E-Learning is Failing, and How MOOCs Can Help

Your Training Edge

Gamification, simulations, interactive video, bite-sized content, interaction with fellow learnersthese are just a couple of features of MOOCs that make them more engaging than traditional e-learning. How do you track employees engagement in your e-learning courses?

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Six Game-Based Training Models To Achieve Your Performance Objectives

The Game Agency

The study “A Meta-Analytic Examination of the Instructional Effectiveness of Computer-Based Simulation Games” found that simulation game-based training results in 20% higher self-efficiency, 9% greater retention, 11% greater declarative knowledge and 14% greater procedural knowledge than instructional training methods. Finally, there are exploration games that improve evaluation skills and simulation games that help users learn creation skills.

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Adobe Captivate (2017 release) Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Create a software simulation. Publishing, reporting, and tracking of your project in an LMS. Video Adobe Captivate audio Captivate Free tutorial Getting Started Responsive software simulation TypeKit video What's new Learn from the experts.

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.

SimWord of the Day: Tracking Quests

The Learning Circuits

Pedagogy in educational simulations is that layer on top that makes things easier to understand. One truism of edSims is that the same pedagogy that helps in doing the simulation also helps people understand real life.