Share the Knowledge!

I remember last semester writing a little blurb about SoundCloud and thinking, “Wow, this could be something…..” Well trying to tie it in with an instructional module was a lot of fun. I decided to keep going with my customer service extravaganza! Please feel free to give it a listen and let me know what you think.

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Teaching on SoundCloud?

In thinking about SoundCloud from a design perspective, I realized it could possibly be used as part of a simulation. Alessi and Trollip explain that educational simulations are divided into two groups based on their objectives. Teaching about something and teaching how to do something. The about group consists of physical and iterative simulations while the how to do group is broken down into procedural and situational simulations. (214) The authors go on to break down confusion surrounding simulations. Different groups of people may interpret the meanings of simulations differently. “When civil engineers or economists refer to a simulation, they likely mean an iterative simulation. Psychologists and businesspeople typically mean situational simulations whereas training professionals generally mean physical or procedural simulations.” (214)
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