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Branching Simulations

Branching Simulations

What is a Branched Simulation?

A Branched Simulation is an interactive e-learning tool that simulates real-life scenarios where learners can make decisions and observe their results.

A Branched Simulation is typically composed of several decision-making scenarios. Each scenario presents a problem, and the learner must identify the best solution by selecting from a series of options. The learner's choices determine the path of the Simulation decision leads to a different outcome.

What are the benefits of using Branched Simulations in workplace training initiatives?

  1. Develops decision-making skills: Branched Simulations provide a safe environment for learners to practice their decision-making skills. It allows learners to learn and improve from their mistakes without any real-world implications.
  2. Encourages active learning: Branched Simulations promote active learning by engaging learners in an interactive and immersive learning experience. It helps learners retain information better by stimulating their minds and encouraging them to think critically.
  3. Provides realistic scenarios: Branched Simulations offer a realistic environment that mimics real-world situations. It allows learners to practice their skills and gain practical experience in a safe environment.
  4. Offers personalized learning: Branched Simulations can be customized to meet the learner's needs and skill level. It provides a customized learning experience that caters to the learner's pace and requirements.

How will Techsurge help implement a Branched Simulation strategy for the digital transformation of training at your organization?

  1. Identify the learning goals: Determine your specific learning objectives with us that the Branched Simulation is meant to address. This will help design the Simulation and decision points based on your requirements.
  2. Develop the storyboards: Our team of Instructional Designers will help you to create a storyboard that outlines the various decision points, outcomes, and feedback for each decision in the Simulation. This will help in visualizing the flow of the Simulation.
  3. Develop the scenarios: Based on the storyboards, our team of developers will create the different scenarios that the learner will encounter in the Simulation. Each scenario should have multiple decision points that lead to different outcomes.
  4. Develop the feedback mechanism: With us, you can easily decide on the feedback mechanism that will be used to provide feedback to the learner based on the decisions made in the Simulation. The feedback should be specific, actionable, and tied to the learning objectives.
  5. Develop the user interface: Our production team will design the User Interface for the Simulation, including the graphics, audio, and interactive elements. The User Interface that we integrate is intuitive and easy to navigate.
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness: You can quickly evaluate the effectiveness of the Simulation in meeting the learning objectives. Our team will also help you to collect feedback from learners and make necessary changes to improve the Simulation.

What are the most common formats of Branched Simulation in E-Learning that can be implemented in workplace training?

Various formats of Branched Simulations can be implemented in workplace training includes:

  1. Role-Play Simulations: Learners take on specific roles and interact with virtual characters or avatars in a simulated workplace environment. They engage in conversations and make decisions based on their role. These Simulations are based on the dialogue choices and actions taken.
  2. Scenario-Based Simulations: These Simulation provides learners with real-life scenarios they might encounter in the workplace. Learners are required to analyze the situation and apply their knowledge to make decisions.
  3. Virtual Interactive Cases: These more immersive Simulations often include multimedia elements like videos, audio, and interactive elements. Learners navigate through different scenario stages, making decisions and observing the outcomes as the Simulations.
  4. Game-Based Simulations: This format combines elements of gamification with Branched Simulations progress through levels or challenges, and their choices affect their progress and performance in the game.
  5. Software Simulations: In some workplace training scenarios, learners need to interact with specific software or systems. Branched Simulations are used to train employees on using the software effectively by providing a virtual environment to practice and learn from their mistakes.

What are the most common functional areas where Branched Simulation is applied at the workplace?

Branched Simulations

Branched Simulations are versatile and can be applied to various functional areas in the workplace to enhance employee training and development. Some of the most common functional areas where Branched Simulation include:

  • Customer Service/Support training
  • Sales training
  • Diversity and Inclusion training
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