Choose a scenario that:
What’s my first step?
The first step is to clarify your learning objectives. The more specific you are about what you want your students to get out of the simulation, the more effectively you can design your specific activities to advance those objectives.
Simulations can teach a combination of skills: hard skills (like understanding processes, issues, or problems) or softer skills (empathy, teamwork, or communication skills). How you prioritize these skills depends on both your learning objectives as well as the needs and existing skill level of your participants.
Should I use a real or hypothetical scenario?
Real world scenarios work best when:
Hypothetical scenarios work best when:
Yes. When creating your simulation, you can select a simulation that you want to copy from. The new copy you create will include everything from the original simulation except for the queued content. You can then edit your copy of the simulation without affecting the original simulation that you copied from.
Use the questions below to think through the details of your simulation.
The best simulations start with a clear idea of what you’re trying to accomplish.