What is simulation-based learning? Is it no different from traditional ways of learning? Does it really provide anything other than enjoyable interaction with its students? Does it really provide anything other than enjoyable interaction with its learners?
To begin with, simulation-based learning is a type of learning in which learners are placed in situations where they can put their classroom knowledge into practice. It is different from traditional ways of learning due to various reasons.
Due to its increased effectiveness in the learning process, it has aided educators to better grasp ideas, and students have learned better as a result. Here are some of the benefits of simulation-based learning for younger individuals.
Allows Practicing of Knowledge
Simulation-based learning enables its learners to put abstract concepts into practice. For example, medical students may read about how to do a medical procedure.
However, they would gain a much better understanding of the procedure through hands-on practice, which is when they perform the actual procedure.
This is where simulation-based learning comes in, which allows students to practice with mock patients in a controlled clinical environment.
This would help students learn how to make appropriate decisions at various points in the scenario, which is not possible otherwise by just reading.
Improve Knowledge Retention
Simulation-based learning is fun and engaging. An entertaining simulation-based learning session will be retained by its learners for a longer period of time.
Similarly, younger professionals are more likely to remember a learning experience that they enjoyed.
This interesting experience would also help them recall the concepts and apply them to their jobs.
Correcting Behavior Until it is Completely Corrected
There is no other type of learning that provides instant feedback, such as feedback between procedures or even between two steps of a procedure.
This great extent of instant feedback helps younger professionals identify their mistakes, rectify them, and note them to avoid the same mistakes in their jobs in the future.
Furthermore, some simulations may guide their learners by providing relevant hints to choose the correct step or by displaying a warning message to indicate severe consequences for taking the wrong step.
This would direct and inspire its students to always follow the right steps to accomplish a desired outcome.
Improved Learning for Technical Training
The technical training has been quite boring from the start. The introduction of audio, video, and then infographics has helped make technical learning more engaging.
However, it doesn’t do much other than help younger students assimilate and understand the boring concepts.
Simulation-based learning involves a participatory form of learning by making it an interactive learning experience rather than simply explaining the technical concepts.
Visually Stimulating Which Keeps Younger Learners Interested
Simulation-based learning, including the introduction of 3D elements to make training more exciting, keeps the learners interested.
A 3D simulation can model the exact same scenario by creating a real-life situation according to the learning requirement. For example, imitating a conversation on a learning module for sales negotiation
Simulation-based learning offers many benefits to younger professionals: it helps them understand complex concepts and situations better, allows them to put those complex concepts into practice in a more psychologically safe environment, and all in all helps them truly learn better than other ways of learning.