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What is SimQuest? SimQuest is an authoring system for designing and creating simulation-based learning environments. SimQuest is especially suitable for designing dynamic, interactive, highly motivational discovery learning environments. The learning process associated with simulations is discovery learning. SimQuest learning environments include simulations of a system (or a process) and instructional support for learners. One of the main challenges for an author is to find a (new) balance between sufficient freedom for learners to regulate their own learning process and guidance of the discovery learning process. SimQuest provides the possibility for: -freedom by the use of simulations (of e.g., a process, a procedure, or equipment); - guidance by the use of instructional measures... Show More


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Tracey Jensen
Tracey Jensen (Faculty)
14 years ago
1. Time Spent: 15 minutes
2. Content Quality: Descriptions of what the package can do and examples are
provided. The student can make adjustments to parameters in the package and see
the effect of these changes in the simulation. A good resource for
incorporating a visual component.
3. Teaching Effectiveness: This package is geared toward making a concept easier
to understand through visualization.
4. Ease of Use: Easy to follow links and downloads.

Technical Remarks:

The user will need to download the application and manual (no cost).
Used in course? Yes