Because they provide freedom to fail! Because practice makes perfect. Because doing is learning.42. No wait, scratch that last one.
At TIS, we make these our credo in building learning experiences that challenge and absorb.
What learning experiences do we offer,simulation-wise?
SimBLs: Simulation-based learning objects is a mouthful, so SimBLs is what we call these packages of concept and procedure exploration. Whether it’s learning how to calculate financial ratios or learning about old trade routes, SimBLs have it. Learners play through several rounds of real life scenarios making complex decisions, and need to adapt their decisions to the results of previous rounds, as well as rude interventions and fresh challenges thrown at you in each round.
Conversation Simulations: Job interviews, customer support, sales calls, diplomatic negotiations – bringing people up to speed on conversation is one of the biggest learning challenges. Our conversation simulations place learners in real-life conversation scenarios and test their ability on their people skills and technical skills. After all, satisfying your customer isn’t always about giving them what they want – it’s balancing your needs, your organization’s needs, and the customer’s needs.
PlaySim: Want to test-drive a job? Hop in with PlaySim, which is all about modeling Mondays with their relentless slew of e-mails, meeting requests, and phone calls, all of which must be done NOW and I can’t do this anymore…except, with Playsim, you get to jump into the chaos and get it done, and then sit back and review how you could have done better. You learn how to prioritize on the go and that sort of learning by experience stays with you longer.
TOPSIMs: TOPSIM is our workshop-based simulations product that models complex socio-economic/behavioral systems ranging in size from a startup company to a large corporation or even the macroeconomics of a country. Fly TOPSIM Air to put your executives in charge of large virtual organizations and have them make high-stakes decisions. At our live workshops, teams will squabble and sparks will fly as they’ll scramble to maximize their output, all while being guided by our experienced facilitators. We also offer online versions for truly global play.
Hi-fi Sims: High-fidelity sims are our custom offerings for large-scale, complex process training requirements, where learners need to be trained to assimilate a large number of complex inputs in limited time frames and make process-appropriate decisions. The sims don’t stop there; the robust models driving them are often put to use optimizing the processes, creating a virtuous cycle of participant-driven process improvement and process learning.