Designing simulations for higher education requires planning. This chapter explores the use of a design process of an iterative model with frequent evaluation of the process to ensure strong design in blendedand flexible learning. Two case studies are used to demonstrate how the ADDIE process is used in aniterative method to develop simulations to teach and refine professional practice in distance learningsituations, from both a course and subject perspective. The authors argue that if a strong developmentand evaluation process is followed, sustainable simulations can be developed. Results show that students have a positive response to simulation use in learning and appreciate a well structured simulation toaid in professional practice development.
|Title of host publication||Professional education using e-simulations|
|Subtitle of host publication||Benefits of blended learning design|
|Editors||Dale Holt, Stephen Segrave, Jacob L. Cybulski|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|