Simulations in e-Learning: The power of experiential learning

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The corporate world has seen and experienced the success of traditional e-learning and now want more. Simulation-based e-learning is one such mode of training which is being extensively utilized in the corporate training. They are: One-shot simulations.

Training Simulations: An Effective Corporate Training Tool

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In a world where time is money, businesses are learning that they can be most productive by using training simulations as opposed to a more traditional approach, which requires key employees to step away from their tasks in order to train and it can also affect production.

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Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning: Helping Learners to Apply More

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Simulations – a powerful learning tool – have been used in e-learning for many years. Essentially, simulations are imitations of the real world – creating a virtual environment with the same characteristics and challenges as the real world.

Simulations in Online Learning

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Simulations are also useful in online learning. Let’s look at some ways to use simulation concepts with virtual training. Online learning has changed the way we impart knowledge to participants all over the world, but it has also created some unique problems.

3D Simulation/Game Development Tool: Thinking Worlds

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One solution that they could try that would create a great 3D elearning experience is called Thinking Worlds. Rapid Prototyping Advice for Simulation Software Courtesy Thinking World. Games virtual immersive environment

Five Secret Mantras to Create Successful Online Simulations

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Simulations in e-learning are not a recent development, but what’s new is the way they are being used in various contexts of online training. The approach to designing simulations, however, is something that’s widely misunderstood. Make sure your simulation is more than a replication.

5 Best Practices to Create Online Training Simulations

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Many organizations around the world have already tapped into the training potential offered by online training simulations. I have listed out five best practices of creating online training simulations. Keep the simulations short and easily digestible .

The Benefits of Virtual Reality on the Job

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Virtual reality has clear benefits for the learner. A tangible solution with which to test the waters is 3-D learning, which allows businesses to create virtual worlds and real-life simulations.

3D Simulations Revitalize Study of the Humanities

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But, the advent of elearning and the growing use of 3D simulations is breathing fresh life into the dying study of the arts. A whole new world of experiences in humanities learning is opening up, thanks to the popularity of serious games, video games, and 3D simulation.

COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 1

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The practical use of simulations in training

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Gamification , virtual reality, augmented learning — these are e-learning hot topics that generated a lot of discussions lately. One similar tool that seems to get left behind in all these discussions is the simulation. In fact, simulations are decades old learning tools.

3 uses of Virtual Reality in workplace education

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I’m always surprised when someone makes a sweeping declaration such as “No one’s using virtual reality in the workplace” I heard this very statement recently at an e-learning conference. Virtual reality can substitute the real environment.

Are Game-Based Virtual Simulations the Future of Online Training?

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You hear about a company creating game-based, virtual simulation courses in lieu of traditional in-person training. Imagine this: you’re a Human Resources Manager for a small company and you’re tasked with providing required sexual harassment training for 85 employees.

Overcoming Resistance to Games and Simulations

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Also, if you want to see how simulations have been adopted in an inexpensive and effective manner, check out this research paper. The way that can be taught is through experience both actual and through simulations/games. 3D worlds 3D worlds lrn3d virtual immersive environmentRecently, I wrote an article for ASTD’s Learning Circuits titled Barriers to Adopting Games in Corporate Environments.

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

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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. Virtual Professor .

E-learning Development Software that Add Zing to Simulations

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To overcome this problem, corporate training has turned to simulations which help the learner experiment in situations that are as close to real life as possible. Simulations support the idea of learning by doing. Software-based simulations for IT training.

Awesome Virtual World Program: Sign Up Today

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My friend, Randy Ran Hinrichs, of 2b3d who has a wonderful motto of “Move Photons, Not People” is offering a program that you need to take advantage of if you are involved, interested or curious about 3D virtual worlds. The program offers a Certificate in Virtual Worlds.

COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 3

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The College Tour Right of Passage–Done Virtually

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has created a product known as “ 3D Virtual Campus Tours.”. Virtual dorm room, just hit "reset" and it automatically cleans itself. And thus the innovative and exciting 3D Virtual Campus Tours. Virtual world developer Designing Digitally, Inc.

Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space where I reported, based on other reports, that Forterra Systems had laid off some of its workforce. SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, health, and select commercial markets.

Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier in Adult Education

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This was a virtual reality experience called “The Cubicle” (check it out here.) What I experienced stunned me and completely changed my views on virtual reality. What I thought was a gimmick turned out to be an immersive experience into a variety of different worlds.

Using Simulations in Corporate Training

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In this series of articles, we will look at the use of simulations in effective training interventions. First, let’s find out why an organization would want to use simulations in its training program. One of the key outcomes of a business simulation is the aspect of execution.

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Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

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Example As an example of how effective a virtual world can be for teaching how to respond to a critical incident, witness the life saving heroics of a gentleman named Paxton Galvanek. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds

Gamification Basics

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In addition to the simulation experience, learners can connect and share their experiences on Facebook. The CoachTrue game allows learners to participate in virtual conversations with troubled athletes in branching scenario format.

Is Virtual Reality Training in Your Future?

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Virtual Reality Training Offers New Ways to Replicate the Learner’s Work Environment. Oculus VR is the Kickstarter-funded company that is developing Oculus Rift, the virtual reality (VR) headset that will change video gaming forever. Enter virtual reality training.

MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place

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In fact, in a study about interaction in MOOCs presented at the EdMedia2013 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 65% of MOOC students reported being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the level of interaction in their courses. Hold virtual office hours.

Virtual Reality: The Game-Changing Educational Technology

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Virtual Reality (VR) – It is no exaggeration to say that this is one of the hottest trends in the world of educational technology. They are indeed a game-changer in the L&D world. Learning Technology virtual learning

5 Reasons to Join the Virtual Reality Learning Revolution Right Now

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By now you’ve probably heard about the recent emergence of consumer-ready virtual reality (VR) technology. Strap on the headset, grab the hand controllers, and experience the magic of going to another world.

5 games every e-learning professional should play

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The interactive film depicts real people in the real world, which maximises the authenticity of the learning environment, while the decision points at each stage gate prompt metacognition – which is geek speak for realising that you’re not quite as clever as you thought you were.

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Research to Practice: Games and Simulations

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The Role of Games and Simulations In Learning. Walk a mile in digital shoes: The impact of embodied perspective-taking on the reduction of negative stereotyping in immersive virtual environments. See more research at the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

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It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) which can be accessed through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols. Out of the box, it can be used to simulate a virtual environment with expansive spaces and customizable 3D avatars.

Gamification Basics

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In addition to the simulation experience, learners can connect and share their experiences on Facebook. The CoachTrue game allows learners to participate in virtual conversations with troubled athletes in branching scenario format.

Virtual and Augmented Reality : The Future of E-learning

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Virtual reality and augmented reality are two popular buzzwords in the e-learning world. What is Virtual Reality (VR)? Virtual reality or VR is the term for a three dimensional, computer generated environment which a person can explore and interact with.