Often, talent developers may think of simulations as a high-tech option for training individuals in a limited number of fields, such as flight and healthcare. However, with some creativity and planning, you can use simulations in your educational materials to enhance a training or educational experience for almost any field. In this presentation, we will address simulation basics, research data on simulations for special educators, and when and how you can add a simulation to your trainings without breaking the bank or needing to use advanced technology.
About Our Speaker:
Alyssa Besly is currently an instructional designer at K2Share and has assisted with research on the effectiveness of distance learning for special educators in rural areas with the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. Alyssa received her Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) certification from ATD in 2020 and obtained her Masters of Science in Visualization from Texas A&M University in 2018 after defending her thesis, Exploring New Training Applications for Educators Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has a passion for making learning enjoyable and accessible for users of all abilities.