Content Strategy

When to create simulations

Posted by Kathy Boyd on Mar 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Creating a training class, but don’t have access to the tools or any way to complete hands-on activities for your learners? Sounds like the perfect opportunity for that new superhero, Super Simulations.

However, are there times when simulations don’t work? Are we forcing ourselves (and our students) to use them just because they’re the latest technology for learning?

When should you create a simulation? This question could generate a lot of answers, ranging from “all the time” to “never,” depending on the subject matter. But are there some subjects that are a natural fit for simulations?

I love the opportunity to get learners to the real-life experience. If there’s a way for them to get their hands dirty (so to speak) with the tools, processes, or soft skills that they’ll be using, why not create a simulation?

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Topics: training, learning professionals, training and development, Simulations