Do you want to give your learners the ‘real-world experience’ while learning, but still want to play safe? Then, let’s motivate the learners to learn through simulations.
But, what is simulation? The Instructional Design experts at Stylus Solutions, one of the best firms for e-learning content development in Mumbai, explain that simulation is a skill-based learning technique, where the real environment is replicated for the learners in order to practice the processes and tasks. Through simulations, you can learn chemical reactions in the virtual labs or even the advanced image-editing skills without actually using the software. The former type of simulation creates virtual reality for the students while the latter type is a software simulation where different steps to operate the software or application are demonstrated.
Now let’s understand how simulations can help to enrich the learning experience of your learners.
A live practical training session becomes very difficult at times. For instance, mixing the wrong chemicals might burn the lab and land you in soup. For such situations, simulations are your best bet! The learners can experiment with different outcomes of their answers. They, thus, learn by doing. Such a hands-on training, will help learners to gain more confidence while performing their job.
The entire process of training would prove to be futile, if there was no knowledge retention. Sure, someone could easily suggest a list of questions and answers to serve as a guide to learning. But would that be engaging? Answering a boring list of questions, adds monotony to the learning process, which will discourage learners to continue the training. On the other hand, performing in interactive simulated conditions adds excitement and fun. Hence, firms catering to elearning development Mumbai consider simulations as an engaging learning environment where learners are interested to go through content once again.
Simulations assist learners to learn from their mistakes and know the consequences of their actions. Suppose, if they mixed two wrong chemicals, the reaction could be disastrous. However, through simulations, they will know what happens when certain things or processes take place. Therefore, learners can afford to do mistakes and learn by doing.
To develop skills of learners, you can conduct workshops. But, what if your learners are spread around the world; or they can’t attend those workshops due to the time constraint. These problems can be easily tackled with the help of simulations. You can encourage the learners to learn through simulations at their own pace and place.
Through simulations, you can teach a wide variety of complicated topics which cannot be taught through the traditional training methods. For instance, in order to induct medical practitioners to a new technology, simulation will serve as the best training methodology. Some learning skills can be gained only if that real learning situation arises.
Many e learning companies in India, Stylus being one of them, provide simulation services. So, don’t make your learners wait, go ahead simulate!