Friday, January 6

SimWord of the Day: The Seventh Paradox of Educational Simulations

Simulations are very dense learning experience. Most deployments of simulation based programs look
  • successful if measured forward from what a student learned, but most simulation deployments look like
  • failures if measured backwards from what percentage of material that the students could have learned, they did learn.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am working on a dissertation that studies the effectiveness of simulations for teaching pattern recognition to disaster incident management teams. What are the metrics and or instruments for measuring the success or failure or a simularion? Do you know of any research that concludes that simulations are more effective than traditional pedagogy?