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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS403 Simulations: Where Do I Start?

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 16

Instructional Design

International South

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.

Technology discussed in this session:

Amy Hagen

Learning and Development Business Partner

Dairy Farmers of America

Amy Hagen, an learning and development business partner for Dairy Farmers of America, has been delivering and designing training since 2002. She started her training and instructional design career in the nonprofit arena and recently moved into the corporate environment. In 2010, Amy started developing online learning and now focuses on eLearning for manufacturing employees. Amy has been an ongoing presenter at the Annual Kansas Governor’s Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. She has developed interactive and experiential face-to-face training, training of trainers, self-paced online learning, and instructor-led online learning.

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