The next time you fly in an airplane you are trusting your life to a simulation. All airplane pilots start their training in a simulation – it gives them an immersive learning environment and practical skills for decision making. Now you can apply those same experiences to your business classes.
What are they?
A simulation is an imitation of the real thing. Simulations in education can deliver basic, repeatable concepts without compromising on academic rigor.
One of the primary advantages of simulations is that they are able to provide users with practical feedback and they can be used as an effective means for teaching or demonstrating concepts.
How they work?
Simulations work just like games and have a tremendous impact on teaching and learning. Today, none of us would dare board an airplane if the pilot hadn’t first gained sufficient experience in a flight simulator. Yet, it seems acceptable to allow someone to manage complex business situations, run and start companies without them first gaining the right level of management experience and business acumen.
Every year the higher education system in the United States produces about 350,000 Bachelor of Science students. However, 10 million people or 28 times that number are playing World of Warcraft – an online game. Even small games that we have never heard of, like Dofus, attract 450,000 players.
How are they classified?
Some of the simulations we work with