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Customization of Industrial Training

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (AICT)
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The main focus of this paper describes how authenticity can be applied to computer-based learning environments through customization. We argue for using learning tools, which not only provide realistic and complex models of reality, but are also authentic, facilitate continuous problem solving and meaningful learning, and embed learning in social experience. We describe a continuously processed business simulation game, which differs from the majority of business games in the way it is processed. Two company in-house training sessions are then described. In these sessions the learning environment was customized to describe the real-world environment of the case company. We conclude that customization of a business learning environment increases the learners' motivation and meaningful experiences. Furthermore, customization includes potential in facilitating transfer of learned knowledge and skills to a real world working environment. Full Text at Springer, may require registration or fee

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