Check out this article called “The Promise of Computer Simulation Applications” written by Dr. Robert L. Tremaine and published by the Defence Acquisition University as a part of their Human Capital Initiatives.
Tremaine reviews a couple of simulations, including GlobalTech of our ExperienceChange™ family. The process by which he selects and evaluates the simulations is very methodical. An interesting and well-qualified perspective to say the least. Also interesting is the criterion he has established for measuring return on investment and general applicability of the tools. A summary evaluation rates the simulations’ performance in several areas of consideration, including the following:
- Performance learning model breadth and depth
- Suitability for personnel
- Situation complexity
- Expected ROI (based on feedback surveys)
- Unique infrastructure/IT dependencies
I’d encourage you to read the article and build on this list by adding here via comment; items and aspects of a simulation or comparable learning initiative/tool that warrants a closer look when exploring feasibility for your organization.
I won’t spoil it by summarizing Tremaine’s conclusions, but you are safe in assuming that I might not be so eager to blog about his findings if they didn’t put learning simulations and ExperienceChange™ in a favourable light!