Discovery Machine RESITE; Suite 1.1 Available Now – Simulation Authoring to Mobile, the Cloud, and Your LMS

Williamsport, PA (September 6th, 2016) – Discovery Machine, Inc. has launched the latest version of its simulation authoring solution, the RESITE® Suite, which increases deployment options across your enterprise. With this release, instructors can now create and deploy immersive training simulations in a variety of formats including Learning Management Systems (LMS), cloud, PC, and mobile. [...]

Most People Can’t Communicate at All

Most people can’t communicate at all.  Often it seems that people are sharing a space, simply waiting for their turn to talk.  We aren’t listening and we aren’t paying attention to the environment around us.    Peter Drucker is quoted as saying, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.”  But how do [...]

Dynamic Training Trumps Linear Training

Does simulation increase a trainee’s desire to master a topic rather than simply achieve a good grade?  You can answer this question by assessing if the trainee exhibits increased curiosity, looks for challenges, and strives to gain new knowledge within the simulation.  When a student owns the desire to learn, we have tapped into their [...]

April 29th, 2016|microlearning, scenario branching, simulation, training|

4 Challenges to Recreating Experience in Virtual Sim

Transforming expertise into a virtual simulation for training purposes is challenging. The end goal is to create scenarios for trainees that replicate the experiences experts find most instructive. To get to this point, however, is often not straightforward. Below are four important things to keep in mind when creating virtual simulations and a few tips I [...]

DMI and Pierpont Present New Training Approach using Simulation

Discovery Machine and Pierpont Community and Technical College, have joined forces to push the boundaries of conventional education by embracing simulation in curriculum development. On March 16th, 2016 Discovery Machine, along with Pierpont, presented a new training approach to the EQT Foundation. The presentation highlighted how simulation can enhance training curriculum and better-prepare today’s workforce [...]

Behavioral Realism trumps Graphical Realism

The key to any simulation for training is getting the trainee to suspend disbelief. Whether the simulation is live role playing, high fidelity simulation, or virtual simulation, the trainee must engage in the scenario to get the highest training value. In the military, the term used is "sweaty palms and white knuckles". If the trainee [...]

March 17th, 2016|decision-making, online training, simulation, training|

4 Ways to Help Microlearning with Magic and Virtual Simulation

Microlearning is a useful training technique that creates short learning experiences. Microlearning is gaining use in different contexts. For example, prior to a large training event, small bursts of educational material can help trainees get their head in the game. A small virtual pre-event may work in this case, so looking at websites such as [...]

5 Ways to Avoid Cognitive Overload with Virtual Simulation

Properly educating your workforce is essential to maintaining their overall effectiveness. Faced with reduced budgets and increased workplace demands, training staffs are looking for dynamic, cost-effective approaches to engaging employees, be it through sharepoint calendar overlay options or through integrated phone services, or any other kind of options on the market. Knowledge transfer using simulations [...]