Simulation

Jan 10, 2014

Secrets of Simulation Design

As mentioned in our last blog posting, I had the pleasure of co-authoring the recent book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook, contributing several chapters on simulation. I’ve been working with simulations and experiential learning for almost my entire career, over 25 years. I became involved with simulation because, like a lot of people in the learning & development field, I was frustrated. I looked at a lot of the learning initiatives that organizations did and I wondered: Is any of this really making a difference? We’re making people smarter, but are we really changing the way they behave? Is there any real impact on the business? I became fascinated...

As mentioned in our last blog posting, I had the pleasure of co-authoring the recent book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction...

Dec 20, 2013

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook

Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour! I’ve enjoyed reading Karl Kapp’s books so much over the years and I’m...

Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour! I’ve enjoyed reading Karl Kapp’s books so much over the years and I’m...

Nov 17, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 5: Encouraging Adoption

This is the second entry based on my conversations with Dr. Keysha Gamor, a fellow aficionado of 3D learning. In the last...

This is the second entry based on my conversations with Dr. Keysha Gamor, a fellow aficionado of 3D learning. In the last...

Oct 11, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 5: The Goal-Based Scenario

So what’s the goal of this story? Okay, so there’s a question you don’t often get when discussing novels or plays. What’s...

So what’s the goal of this story? Okay, so there’s a question you don’t often get when discussing novels or plays. What’s...

May 24, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 4: Keeping it Real

Is there such a thing as too much reality? In my first post on this topic, I said this: “So how do...

Is there such a thing as too much reality? In my first post on this topic, I said this: “So how do...

May 11, 2010

The Science of Simulation: Mirror Neurons

I was first exposed to the concept of mirror neurons when I attended the NASAGA (North American Simulation and Gaming Association) Conference...

I was first exposed to the concept of mirror neurons when I attended the NASAGA (North American Simulation and Gaming Association) Conference...

Apr 29, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 3: The Predictable Unexpected

Stories are compelling when you think you know what’s going to happen next, and then the story throws in a twist. You...

Stories are compelling when you think you know what’s going to happen next, and then the story throws in a twist. You...

Apr 22, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 2: 7 Tips for Effective Storytelling

In the first post in this series, I provided an overview for integrating storytelling into learning; now, in the spirit of translating...

In the first post in this series, I provided an overview for integrating storytelling into learning; now, in the spirit of translating...

Apr 20, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 1: Yelling at the Movie Screen

Storytelling is one of the most effective yet underused methods for enhancing adult learning. Ever heard someone yell at characters on a...

Storytelling is one of the most effective yet underused methods for enhancing adult learning. Ever heard someone yell at characters on a...

Feb 15, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 2: A Matter of Life and Death

[This is part 2 of series that started here. I met Dr. Glynn Cavin at this year’s ASTD TechKnowledge conference. He shared...

[This is part 2 of series that started here. I met Dr. Glynn Cavin at this year’s ASTD TechKnowledge conference. He shared...

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