Simulation

Aug 16, 2017

5 Reasons Virtual Reality Learning is Worth Considering

Another year, another learning trend, am I right? This year everybody’s talking about Virtual Reality, another trend that will eventually burn itself out, right? Actually, no. Virtual Reality is definitely getting a lot of attention, but unlike a lot of learning trends, VR has some solid research behind it and some interesting proof points. What is Virtual Reality?                                                        Virtual Reality (VR) is a number of different technologies that are designed to create experiences that mimic real-life experiences. For a while “virtual worlds” were popular, where you piloted a character called an avatar around a 3-D environment. Modern VR, however, is very focused on sight and sound. VR users typically wear headsets...

Another year, another learning trend, am I right? This year everybody’s talking about Virtual Reality, another trend that will eventually burn itself...

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...

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...

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