The use of simulation in education allows students to experience active problem-solving in a safe learning environment. Educators are able to gauge if students have developed a level of competency when placed in simulated situations requiring quick evaluation, determination of procedural steps, and execution. The technology also allows teachers to collect statistical information on a student’s performance.
Across industries like healthcare, education, manufacturing, and agriculture, simulation technology can be used to teach and hone a variety of skills. Benefits of this type of learning range from the opportunity for repetition to perfect procedures to providing an opportunity for students to learn from their mistakes upon debrief.