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Knowledge is not just theory. Your learners need to know when and how to apply what he has learned. In a successful learning curve, there is a healthy ratio between the time spent on learning and knowledge retention. The ratio can be optimized in several ways. Training simulation is one such tool. It has been revamped to suit the preference of the modern learner. Simulated training creates a safe and enjoyable learning setting.
Simulations may be expensive, but the investment is worth it. Here are the top five reasons why you should consider incorporating simulations into your training plan.
Repetition of content helps learners learn better. But, it may not work with traditional training models, where all employees learn together. If you are repeating a lesson for some of them, the others will get bored. But, in a simulated training environment, it’s easier to repeat the same concepts without boring other learners.
You start by introducing a concept, then integrate some assessment questions, and finally let the learner experience and practice hands on. Your employees can go over the same concept as many times they wish, till they understand it fully. Since they are learning individually, they are not guilty of hindering the learning process for other participants.
You can’t afford to have a learning and development session that is bland or doesn’t motivate the participants to get involved. Simulated training has game elements sprayed in. And, who does not like to play online games? When your learners enjoy what they learn, they retain and apply it better.
New and improved technology enables web-based simulation training that can be personalized based on learner preference. New simulated training technology helps you get accurate data on employee progression. You can fine tune the learning content as required. It is easy to add simulations to the existing Learning Management System. You do not have to build a new system just for the simulation training.
Training simulations may seem expensive initially. But, in the long run, it is cost-effective. You do not need to invest in travel, trainers, accommodation, and hand-outs that are required for traditional training. Since there are no printing overheads, you minimize your carbon footprint to a large extent.
Also, employees can access the training anytime and from anywhere. They do not have to take time out from their regular work. Simulations help your employees learn better and enhance their productivity, which shows a direct result on the bottom line.
If you want your employees to learn a new skill, you have to provide them hands-on practice. They might not get it right initially, though. If they experimented with their job profile, there are chances of going wrong, and the learners may not be willing to face the repercussion. However, if you provide them a simulated environment, then they can practice without any worry of real-world damage.
At Designing Digitally, Inc., our experts work with the most advanced tools. They apply sound instructional knowledge to create immersive and engaging simulations for you.
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