While online simulations have been around for over two decades, an increasing number of training professionals have been rediscovering learning simulations as an efficient, learner-embraced L&D delivery tool. However, as today’s learning leaders evaluate these innovations in training, they still have the same core questions that came up early on:
> Are behavioral simulations effective in delivering against business goals?
> Can they be easily and cost efficiently adapted for new uses and applications?
> What are the considerations and components necessary for simulations to be measurably effective?
A 2021 survey conducted by Chief Learning Officer, in combination with research from LinkedIn Learning and Accenture, suggests it’s time to take a second look, as there is now ample evidence of learning simulations’ ability to effectively deliver meaningful, engaging, impactful learning content to virtually any targeted audience. To be successful though, the survey made one thing clear: correct measurement and reporting tools must be incorporated into the simulation structure from the beginning. This summary of survey results touches on the original core questions and whether the new generation of learning simulations has what it takes to competently address them.