Week 12: Clark Aldrich

Advanced Learning Strategies and Designing Sims

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Week 12 - Clark Aldrich
This week we are delighted to be able to welcome Clark Aldrich, who will talk to us about advanced learning strategies and simulation design. #week12

There will be two live synchronous sessions in Elluminate:
- Wednesday, 12 noon Eastern - Check Time Zones
- Friday, 12 noon Eastern - Check Time Zones

In addition, we will be reading Clark Aldrich's book, Designing Sims the Clark Aldrich way.

Clark Aldrich is a global education thought leader, labeled a guru by Fortune Magazine and a maverick by CNN. He uses his real world experience in innovative educational experiences to produce insightful analysis and uncanny predictions, and the other way around.

Aldrich is the author of five books, Simulations and the Future of Learning, Learning By Doing, The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games, Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds, and Unschooling Rules.

Aldrich's work has been featured in hundreds of sources, including CBS, ABC, The New York Times, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, CNET, Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, and U.S. News and World Reports.

Previously, Aldrich was the founder and former director of research for Gartner’s e-learning coverage. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Cognitive Science, and earlier in his career worked on special projects for Xerox's executive team.


Article: Designing Sims Article by Clark Aldrich November 28, 2011
Educational simulations and serious games have gone from the province of a few rabid believers to a requirement of educational media. Still, the methodology is often misunderstood or applied ad hoc.

I have built a lot of educational simulations and serious games (collectively referred to as sims). Here are the various phases and stages through which most successful projects have gone. #week12

Designing Sims the Clark Aldrich Way
Clark Aldrich, Book, November 28, 2011. Here are the various phases and stages through which most successful projects have gone. #week12