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There must be enough content that the students can play the game multiple times with new or varied content each time in order to keep them engaged and be effective. 

Online presence is important in game/simulation learning.  Because it helps build a sense of community and togetherness. 

I've learned two things.

Engage your students & Motivate your students.

  • Gaming/ Simulation is helpful for developing professional decision making.
  • Preparation time is a draw back for teachers.
  • Need to balance fun/ competition & opportunities for insight. 

Instructing in an online environment can present a unique set of challenges, and each set of challenges is a unique combination based on the material that is being taught as well as the students themselves. Everyone learns differently, and sometimes trying to come up with ways to get people to interact, make the learning more enjoyable and not feel monotonous, and especially trying to get the more reserved and quiet people to interact can be tough. After going through this module and reflecting on things I have done in the past, it's helped me to think a bit deeper and… >>>

Allowing students to work at their own pace can be both good and bad

communication tools are essential

It is important to keep working and giving feedback on reading and writing skills in order to progress students.

It is important to have an open line of communication with students. Also, to let them know you are there for them.

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