I was going through my usual sources for interesting information about simulations, and came across Karl Kapp’s website and blog. Karl is a business consultant and professor at Bloomsburg University who writes about games, simulations, and learning, or as he describes it, he “consult[s] with businesses on topics related to the convergence of learning, manufacturing, and e-technology”. In a world where people like to throw around claims like the superiority of simulations, 3D immersion, etc. Karl seems concerned about substantiating them and digging deeper, kind of what I like about Will Thalheimer.
Here are a few blog posts that really made a lot of sense to me. I can see investigating these as I work to substantiate my own claims!
- Table: Key Advantages of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations
- Some Shortcomings Around Game/Simulation Research
- The Role of Games and Simulations in Learning
Nice work, Karl!