Tag Archives: Simulation

An Architecture for Learning Technology

I’ve written before that the Social Age is about an envolved sociology, not simply new technology, but technology is a key part of it. For many organisations it’s the first place they turn, trying to procure a technology solution for … Continue reading

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Using Narrative in Small Group Simulations: Reflections from IITSEC

Measuring collective performance is challenging: we can assess quantitative outcomes based around tasks and tests, but not necessarily the internal coherence of a team and the interplay of individual relationships. We may be able to measure specific task outcomes, but … Continue reading

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Constructivist Simulations: reflecting on #IITSEC

This is a #WorkingOutLoud post as i reflect on my week so far at IITSEC, the training and simulation conference. My thoughts are not yet fully formed, and it’s been a long week, but this is what i have so … Continue reading

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Reflections from IITSEC 2014

I’m at the IITSEC conference all this week in Orlando, exploring innovation in simulation and training. It’s a busy event, so my posts are likely to be reflective on what i’m seeing and making sense of. Yesterday, three of the … Continue reading

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Simulations in learning

It’s a powerful thing to create simulations for learning: but not something to be taken on lightly. Whilst there are many ways they can add great value, they are not a panacea. Designed well, they can reflect reality: they can … Continue reading

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Learning leadership: simulation and reality

Leadership is not a process: it’s an art. I don’t mean that it doesn’t have structure, but rather that there is a highly subjective and qualitative dimension to it. It’s contextual and requires discretion and decision making in terms of … Continue reading

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Playing in learning. How it might be time to play a little harder.

I was lucky enough to see a couple of otters yesterday. They’re one of the rarest UK mammals, notoriously difficult to find in the wild, so i upped my chances by catching them in a zoo. They were playing. One … Continue reading

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