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As a result of the highly motivational aspects of simulations, deep learning is achieved. Rhem identifies four key components of deep learning, which are readily apparent in the use of educational simulations:

  1. Motivation increases with the level of choice and control given to participants in simulations.
  2. Learner activity and engagement is high as the simulation is an active process.
  3. Collaboration with peers and instructor creates a high level of interaction both during and after the simulation experience.
  4. As the simulation progresses, the learner is immersed in important concepts that are reinforced as connections are made to prior experience and existing knowledge (1995).

Deeper learning is also achieved as the simulation activates motivation prior to transmitting concepts and participants are actively engaged as they receive the information. Individualized instruction at an appropriate pace for the learner, and prompt feedback on performance also enhances the depth of the learning experience in a simulation (Greenblat, 1981).

This paper discusses the use of simulations with adult learners in the education profession. Once again, simulation learning provides significant advantages. Simulation learning is particularly well suited to adult learners as it incorporates two significant qualities of older students – the need for autonomy of direction during instruction and the use of personal experience as a learning resource (Hertil&Millis, 2002). Actual and potential educational administrators benefit from the acquisition of useable knowledge during the simulation that can be transferred and applied to other situations. The diverse content and critical knowledge of educational leadership is more effectively integrated in simulation experiences. Through their participation in simulations based in educational administration concepts, the gap between the theories and actual practices of a profession are bridged (Hertil&Millis, 2002). Students of educational administration enter into a simulation experience not to “act” like a principal, but to actually “be” one.

The educational administration simulation project

Ashland University’s Educational Administration Simulation Project began with the desire to develop an engaging, yet realistic decision-making experience for students that vividly simulated the demands and the often far-reaching consequences of administrative decisions.

Simulation learning experiences can take many potential forms. Conversation simulations occur within a simulated environment ( Types of social simulations , n.d.) and focus on the participants’ interactions with other individuals in the environment, either real people or actors being filmed, or digital avatars that function in the same capacity. This type of simulation contains multiple options, allowing participants to experience and reflect on nature, quality, and outcome of their interactions.

Mentor simulations allow participants to interact with individuals acting in a mentor, or expert capacity, and typically take the form of simulated question and answer sessions. Participants have the opportunity to listen to and gather information from knowledgeable experts to whom they would not typically have access ( Types of social simulations , n.d.). Expert simulations are used as assessments of participant’s skills or knowledge. A character from within the simulation, either actual or virtual, poses questions to the participant, scores the response, and provides feedback to maximize the participant’s learning ( Types of social simulations , n.d.).

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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