New eLearning instructional designers often hear about the need to incorporate interaction into courses and the power of effective simulations. Some find it difficult to get started and the examples they find give a basic tree structure but do not explain how to develop the tree into a full simulation. What can you do if you are feeling overwhelmed and don’t know how to implement the best practices you are learning about?

In this session, you will learn how to get started in mapping out a simulation. The difficulties experienced in developing an online simulation will be discussed. You will learn how to use Microsoft Office programs for development, how to find resources and ideas for simulation activities, and discuss the lessons learned along the way. You will receive a template you can use when developing your own simulations and will discuss ideas for designing simulation activities.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to map out a simulation activity
  • How to find resources and ideas for simulation activities
  • How to get started in designing an eLearning simulation
  • How to reach your learning objectives by using simulations

Novice designers and developers.

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