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Digital Simulators and Learning-by-doing

14 September 2023
Simulation in learning is an effective approach that aims to make students active agents in the development of their knowledge and skills through immersive experiences. Learning by simulation is based on the learning by doing method, which seeks to have students acquire knowledge and competencies directly by facing situations that reflect reality. This means that students make decisions, confront challenges, and solve problems in a virtual environment, allowing them to explore and learn without unnecessary risks.

What is Learning by Doing?

The concept of "Learning by Doing" is based on research that shows we remember and understand better what we experience firsthand. Virtual simulations generate a high level of interaction during the learning process, contributing to more effective retention of information and the development of competencies as students actively participate in the simulation.
An additional advantage of this approach is that information can be tailored to individual needs and interests. By using interfaces similar to video games, students find a motivating environment that encourages them to explore and learn autonomously. Furthermore, the satisfaction of arriving at solutions on their own fosters self-confidence and autonomy in the learning process.
Unlike the traditional teaching method, which often starts with abstract theoretical principles and then applies examples, the simulation-based learning approach follows an inductive path. It begins with concrete and challenging situations that students must address, allowing them to deduce principles and concepts as they progress. This active and problem-solving-oriented learning process is highly effective for internalizing knowledge and skills.
When this type of hands-on learning cannot be performed due to travel constraints or the complexity of processes, the most effective solution is to turn to digital simulators, which faithfully reproduce real-world processes in a virtual environment.
Simulation-based learning also excels in the development of practical and functional skills, as well as in enhancing decision-making ability. Students not only acquire theoretical knowledge but also learn to apply it effectively in real or simulated situations. Additionally, this approach promotes the development of interpersonal skills and teamwork, as it often involves solving challenges in a group context.
In summary, simulation-based learning offers a range of benefits for both students and organizations. Students experience more effective and motivating learning, while organizations enhance their employees' preparedness and responsiveness. This results in stronger job performance and greater efficiency in training processes.

Advantages of Learning with Digital Simulators

This type of learning offers numerous advantages:
  • Reduced learning curve, higher information retention, and lower qualification requirements.
  • Ideal tool for assembly, operation, maintenance, or repair processes.
  • Training for complex operations in a safe environment without the need to halt production.
  • Virtual simulation for training in complex or hazardous defense operations in a safe and controlled environment.
  • Training and instruction for operators and pilots.
  • Improved competitiveness and efficiency in work processes.
  • Immersive experience thanks to the digitization of models and 3D environments on a scale.
  • Reduced errors and improved team capabilities.
  • Customizable and adaptable to all types of needs.

The Future of Learning

The use of simulations as a training method for employees has become increasingly common in the market, thanks to the numerous benefits it offers. This learning approach provides users with an experience that differs from traditional methods, significantly accelerating the effective acquisition of knowledge. As a result, organizations can improve their competitiveness and optimize their structure, as there is a noticeable improvement in their team's skills.

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