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The Benefits of Simulation e-Learning for Learners (and Instructional Designers)

Posted by SimTutor on Jul 9, 2019 10:00:41 PM

 

A study in the Journal of Effective Teaching titled Learning by Doing: An Empirical Study of Active Learning Techniques found that one teaching technique aided in increasing learning more than other teaching methods. Performed in a college classroom setting, the study concluded that in-class activities were more effective than lectures, demonstrations and discussions in aiding comprehension and application of learned knowledge in practical tests.

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When eLearning is a waste of time

Posted by SimTutor on Jun 12, 2019 9:12:04 PM

We think that eLearning is a valuable addition to a business; we wouldn’t be in this industry if we didn’t. But even we can admit there are (rare) occasions when simulation and scenario-based learning simply isn’t the right move for a company.

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Creating an effective training program: What not to do

Posted by SimTutor on May 22, 2019 3:55:28 PM

There is such a wide variety of different training methods and techniques available to businesses - but the reality is that some are simply more effective than others. In a business environment where onboarding and ongoing training is becoming more important than ever, we can’t rely on outdated, ineffective methods for much longer.

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Employee engagement and training - what's the connection?

Posted by SimTutor on Apr 24, 2019 12:37:47 AM

 Employee engagement has become essential to modern businesses. A more passionate, loyal and committed workforce has been tied to everything from a stronger bottom line to a better business reputation.

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Why simulation training is crucial in the MDM industry

Posted by SimTutor on Feb 19, 2019 2:02:00 PM

New technologies are driving the next generation of medical device manufacturing representatives - and simulation training is leading the way.

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Can you integrate eLearning with your current program?

Posted by SimTutor on Feb 9, 2019 2:00:00 PM

eLearning programs are helping businesses of all kinds fill the training gaps that come with traditional training.

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A short history of eLearning

Posted by SimTutor on Jan 19, 2019 2:00:00 PM

In 2019, we're all used to hearing the term 'eLearning', but have you ever stopped to truly appreciate its meteoric rise, particularly in the last couple of decades? Few industries have seen such rapid growth and development in the way that eLearning has. 

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3 ways simulation and scenario-based eLearning will change your new hire training

Posted by SimTutor on Dec 18, 2018 7:00:00 PM

You’re done running through your onboarding material - in theory, your new recruits should be able to understand the material and hit the ground running. However, this isn’t always the case. It can take time, sometimes months, to get up to speed with new information. And while some businesses can afford to turn these failures into ‘teaching moments’, high consequence organisations simply cannot afford to learn-on-the-go as a failure can result in life or death.

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Is cognitive overload hindering your training efforts?

Posted by SimTutor on Dec 4, 2018 3:27:44 PM

Developing a successful training program can be a daunting task. Have I covered everything that I need to whilst keeping my learners engaged? What types of content and formats will they better respond to? What if they tell me they understand it but they actually don’t and an accident happens?

Every trainer feels personally responsible for their learners when they’re adopting new training and for those in high-risk industries, there’s a very serious reality behind the importance of mission-critical training being learnt successfully.

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