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What's A Learning Simulation?

What's A Learning Simulation? | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Clark Aldrich: A learning simulation is an experience designed to rigorously help users develop competence and conviction.   A learning simulation is a combination of modeling elements, entertainment (or game) elements, and instructional (or pedagogical) elements.  These can range from pure media (which do not involve any other humans), to experiences that use coaches, teammates, competitors, and communities.

Learning simulations historically have fallen into two categories.  There are educational simulations that follow the rigor and fidelity of a flight simulators.  And there are serious games, that follow the entertainment model of a SimCity.
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The End Of The Scale Economy

The End Of The Scale Economy | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Bigger isn't really better anymore. To compete in the new economy, we need a new playbook.

 

from the article: "Clearly, digital technology has enabled a new semantic economy where access and scale have been decoupled.  When access is universal, or nearly so, size doesn’t really matter."

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For teachers of economics, business-related topics, and US government, this be interesting. What does this mean for economic empire building? How do you view simulations and new ways to organize an organization? With changes in education, there are also changes in how business organizations process information and decision making. But what does this mean in terms of skills that students need to develop? What does this mean for daily operations? What is work?

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