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Two Software Tools for Creating Simulations

Here are two tools that can be used for creating effective and engaging simulations. Let me know of other tools. SimWriter What started as a tool for internal simulation development is now a patented authoring tool available to license and use for your own e-learning simulation development. It is now on version 3.0 and features, […]

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Thoughts on Creating a Virtual Lab

One instructional technique used frequently in the simulation/game arena is the creation of a virtual lab. Here are some thoughts on creating an effective virtual lab. A good method to create a virtual simulation is to create something with different levels to allow learners different entry points into the simulation. The first level would be […]

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Resources from CSTD Webinar

Here are my slides and some resources I discussed during me presentation. Thanks everyone for attending. Hope everyone got some useful information for designing games and simulations for learning. The Role of Games and Simulations in Learning View more presentations from Karl Kapp. 1. An experience as an avatar can change a person’s real life perceptions. […]

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Different Types of Educational Simulations and What They Teach

Here is a table from Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning (shown below) that describes several different types of simulations, provides examples and indicates the type of knowledge generally taught with that type of simulation. Type Definition Knowledge Taught Physical Procedures Simulator A simulated object, piece of equipment or machine. It works and functions like […]

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