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Learning by Doing: A Comprehensive Guide to Simulations, Computer Games, and Pedagogy in e-Learning and Other Educational Experiences by Clark Aldrich

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F.2. ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

Different Examples of the Roles of Toolkits and Reusable Learning Objects to Customize Different Simulation Types

The four traditional simulation types have different levels of ease of use and flexibility (Figure A6.4). All are easier than building from scratch, of course.

F.2.1. Branching Story-Based

Recall story-based simulations (Figure A6.5). They consist of nodes, branches, media, and help files.

Let's use an example of a branching story focused on a topic critical to most CEOs. It's called "How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket."

TOOLKITS If we wanted to edit our "How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket" branching story, we would probably use a toolkit. They can be used to restructure branching points to change the connections ...

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