Designing simulations for professional skill development in distance education: A holistic approach for blended learning

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfessional education using e-simulations
Subtitle of host publicationBenefits of blended learning design
EditorsDale Holt, Stephen Segrave, Jacob L. Cybulski
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter8
Pages121-140
Number of pages20
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic) 9781613501900
ISBN (Print)9781613501894
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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