Simulation-based training is a tool used in a learning management system (LMS) that utilizes software to create computer-based courses simulating real-world scenarios. The benefit of these simulated courses is that trainees can practice applicable skills they will need on the job without worrying about the consequences of any errors. Simulation-based training is flexible and highly accessible. Trainees can complete exercises at their own pace and as many times as they want from anywhere in the world as long as they have access to the training application. Businesses utilize simulation-based training to boost their employee competency by allowing them to practice their work skills without the consequences any wrong decisions would have in the real world. This will enable trainees to learn from their mistakes so that they don’t make them on the job and hurt the company’s bottom line.
Interactive learning is taking over the role of traditional, lecture-based corporate training because of the many benefits simulated courses offer compared to traditional training methods. Implementing simulation training has the long-term effect of reducing the costs associated with and time spent in corporate training. The main expense associated with simulation-based training is the upfront cost of developing the course, after that the same training can be administered to as many employees as necessary and as many times as is necessary. The training can be completed anywhere the employees have access to the software so this cuts back on travel expenses. The training courses are also available at all times so employees can revisit courses for refresher training whenever they need to. Another advantage of implementing simulation-based training is that it offers real-time, quantifiable metrics that can be used for employee assessments that could not otherwise be derived from a lecture-based training model.
Simulation-based training can be effectively implemented across all types of businesses. The authoring app in Microsoft Teams is very flexible and allows for a diverse range of training courses that can simulate any industry-specific procedure in no time. This has allowed interactive learning to be adopted by many businesses across different industries. Simulation-based training can offer experience in very hands-on, technical procedures in industries like healthcare, aviation, and construction. In these scenarios, trainees can treat patients, fly an aircraft, or operate heavy equipment in a safe, computer-based simulation. This allows trainees to make decisions and learn from mistakes that would otherwise have devastating consequences.
Simulation-based training can be used by both small and large businesses to train their employees in more clerical tasks to increase employee competence, which in turn ensures that the business remains competitive by increasing its bottom line. Entrepreneurial tasks can be simulated in industries like agriculture, hospitality, and business to allow trainees to practice industry-specific operations like livestock management, staffing, and balancing budgets. Again the digital representation of real-world scenarios allows trainees to gain experience in a learn-by-doing environment without their mistakes negatively affecting the business.
The benefits of eLearning extend beyond the training of industry-specific procedures. Simulation-based training can enhance the way all businesses conduct routine training like corporate training, new employee training, and HR compliance training. Traditionally these types of training are presented in a lecture format, but by utilizing the benefits of a simulated training course employers can provide a better alternative.
Training new employees is a costly and time-consuming endeavor. Simulation-based training offers some advantages compared to traditional onboarding procedures. One of the biggest advantages of new employees using simulation training is that they are exposed to simulations of real-life scenarios as part of the training process. This closes the gap between theoretical knowledge and actual implementation. This system also allows new employees to receive immediate feedback and learn from their mistakes without harming the business. Hands-on learning like this will improve knowledge retention compared to the retention from lecture settings. This will save time in the overall training process, as new employees will feel more confident handling real-life scenarios and display more competence in completing tasks due to their experience working through simulations of those scenarios and tasks already. This increase in immediate productivity will ensure the business remains competitive by increasing the profitability of new employees.
HR compliance training is a vital part of the health of a business, however, traditionally businesses would have to spend time on training that would take away from production or other important business activities. The flexibility of simulation-based training technology allows businesses to administer HR compliance training without asking business owners, or other key employees to step away from their other core tasks. The immersive scenarios are recreated to resemble real-life situations so trainees are forced to react and make decisions within these scenarios and can learn from the consequences of any mistakes or mishandlings without risk of harm. This leads to a better understanding of the scenario and the available solutions more quickly. A wide range of scenarios can be designed so employees can practice a variety of activities like interviewing candidates, running meetings, or even handling specific employee grievances.
SimTutor’s simulation-based training offers businesses the ability to provide potential and current employees training in a dynamic environment while taking away the risk associated with making wrong decisions. SimTutor’s authoring app in Microsoft Teams allows any type of training to be conducted, from position-specific processes simulated by 2D or 3D modeling to company-wide compliance training delivered remotely. Employers can turn stale PowerPoint Presentations into interactive training simulations in no time and share the simulations within their existing Microsoft Teams network. Training courses through SimTutor Author will make businesses more efficient by cutting back the amount of time key employees spend administering training and money by reducing costs associated with traditional, in-person training. SimTutor Author also offers the flexibility to retake a training course as many times as an employee wants. This gives both new and existing employees the ability to retake courses as refresher training so that they remain confident and competent on tasks vital to the success of the business. Download the app today and experience the true ease of creating your educational courses with SimTutor.