What is Digital Simulation:
Digital Simulation has been defined by Professor Diana Laurillard as 'goal-oriented manipulations of a simulated world with meaningful feedback, which enables the learner to work independently of the teacher, individually or in a group'.
Digital Simulation in FE has not flourished because the authentic learning experience is always better, based in competency and skills. Consequently simulated learning has always been seen as second best, where authentic learning isn’t available. However, there are circumstances and situations where authentic learning isn’t available.
The value of digital simulation is used where authentic learning isn’t available.
The characteristics of Digital Simulation
What discourages the use of Digital Simulation