Abstract for: Linking Simulator Functionality with Learning: An Extension of the Taxonomy of Computer Simulations to Support Learning

This paper links learning outcomes in form of knowledge creation and transfer (declarative, procedural, structural) to the functionality of simulators. We categorize simulators first on the number of player interacting simultaneously to generate a single run of the simulation model. There are three distinct simulator categories scenario analysis tools, management flight simulators and multiplayer simulators. The outcome of this research helps simulator builders to connect generic learning outcome to the functionalities of simulators and provides guidelines for briefing and debriefing.