Simulation in Education and Training [chapter]

J. Peter Kincaid, Roger Hamilton, Ronald W. Tarr, Harshal Sangani
2003 Applied System Simulation  
Historically, the use of simulation has been an important aspect of training in some fields (such as aviation). As the cost of computing power decreases simulation is now finding its way into training for other fields. As simulation moves into these other fields, it is increasingly moving away from traditional large hardware systems (e.g., full-motion simulators) to rich virtual environments such as serious games. However, matching the most efficient type and category of simulation to train
more » ... ific learning needs is a specialized skill and there is a shortage or gap in the training of simulation specialists who can effectively design and employ training simulation. The skills needed by these professionals are presented and a program that has been established to train professionals in developing these required skills is discussed.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-9218-5_19 fatcat:mtrcpp7tl5ey5bykqm3lbe6v6u