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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 are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
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
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
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Source:  OpenStax, Education leadership review, volume 12, number 1 (april 2011). OpenStax CNX. Mar 26, 2011 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11285/1.2
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