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Why simulation learning?

Technology has radically transformed the world and the workplace and there is now a mismatch between traditional training methods and the real-world work environment.


SimuLearn combines the most effective learning techniques - simulation learning and scenario based learning - as a solution to this global challenge.

What is simulation-based learning?

 

A learning simulation is a type of training which uses different scenarios in a controlled, simulated environment to prepare learners for real-life situations. 


Simulation is the ultimate learning-by-doing experience without the costs and risks of learning in the actual workplace.


It's cost-effective as learners become competent and job-ready with less training time than traditional methods. The training is contextually relevant yet physically safe. Trainers find that learners are more motivated and they report that learning by doing has excellent long term knowledge retention rates.

SimuLearn harnesses the power of simulation-based learning

 

The world and the workplace are complex environments. The behaviors and skills needed to perform effectively are multi-dimensional, yet most corporate training programs are not - they are simplified and out of context.


SimuLearn harnesses the power of modern technology to deliver world-class simulation and scenario-based eLearning experiences. 


SimuLearn offers a choice of solutions:


  • You can use the DIY authoring tool, which is SCORM compliant, to create your own training; 
  • You can select ready-made, off-the-shelf simulation learning modules; or
  • You can work with our team of experts who will create customized simulation training for your organization. 


In this rapidly advancing economy, it is essential to update your training content to include immersive, simulated, scenario-based learning.  When excellence and productivity are critical, a well-trained, competent workforce can be an organization’s greatest asset.

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Benefits of simulation-based learning

Simulation learning and scenario-based training are designed to mimic the look and feel of actual industry situations and tools in context and give learners practice. This helps them to raise the levels of both their proficiency and self-confidence, which will enhance productivity, performance and even job satisfaction.  

Higher engagement and higher knowledge retention rates

Trainers report that learners are more motivated when training is contextually relevant and the effect of learning-by-doing is that they remember the lessons and have a higher long-term retention rate. Repetition over time, especially with simulation learning enables information in short-term memory to process into long-term memory.

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Productive failure - learning from mistakes

Simulation learning and scenario based learning are both powerful tools to help learners understand both the rewards and the consequences of their choices. Some of the most unforgettable lessons are the ones where we learn from our mistakes!  

A physically safe real-world training environment

Simulated learning allows learners to practice and even fail in a safe environment, where expensive hardware, machinery, software systems or even lives will not be at risk. Learners can ‘reset’ the scenario, try out alternatives and experience different outcomes, which can widen their learning and experience. There's no cost for mistakes because it's a simulated environment.   

Simulation-based learning enables reflection on feedback

Learners can develop problem-solving skills and learn from feedback without putting anyone or anything at risk. They are able to reflect on the choices they made and the outcomes achieved, and develop improved judgement and better problem-solving skills in the process.  The instant feedback which can be automatically provided is also useful for assessment and compliance purposes.

Simulation fills training gaps

Instructional designers can use simulated learning to focus on very specific skills and goals. It 

can be used to ‘fill in the gaps’ that were left by linear teaching models and give very effective results. 

Simulation-based learning is easily accessible

Research shows that modern learners demand training that is accessible, flexible and fits into their on-the-go jobs and lifestyles.  Mobile learning across multiple devices makes learning available to students anytime, anywhere, and as often as they need.

Why simulation-based learning is best for businesses

An investment in people

 

Simulation learning motivates learners, equips them with skills, and develops desired behaviors. It improves competencies, performance, productivity and quality of work, and also results in higher learning retention rates than traditional training methods.  


Forward-thinking companies are turning to simulation learning to achieve more effective training, and to save time and cost.  Employees will also be much better equipped for their roles and this will all have an impact on the ROI for the business.  


Simulation  learning reduces both training costs and the cost of employee mistakes  for the business. There is no risk of accident or errors and no  down-time while employees are being trained on real equipment or  software. 


Regular training is essential for companies to keep up with new technologies, to stay ahead of the competition and keep employees’ skills up to date or in compliance with the law. With the rate of change in technology constantly increasing, it is essential to have software and simulation-based learning that can do this fast and effectively. 


Investing in your workforce also has other benefits such as better engagement and higher employee retention rates.  Surveys show that employees want to learn, they want to develop their careers, and they want to enjoy their work every day.  Well-trained, motivated employees are one of the greatest assets of a business and SimuLearn can help you to train and develop them.

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Simulation in action

Watch this video to see examples of our interactive simulation learning