Leading, Innovating, Managing, Certifying
The Pedagogy for
The Next Generation
Short Sims Creator Clark Aldrich
Short Sims are a better alternative to lectures and traditional online courses for developing skills in learners - from conceptual to concrete, from employees to students.
They combine the most effective educational elements of
serious games, micro-simulations and branching stories.
Short Sims greatly expand the epistemological affordances of formal education and scalable learning programs.
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The Baby Boomer era gave us online lectures and workbooks.
Now, Short Sims fill the gaps by speaking the language of experiential learning.
Clear. Action focused. Visual. Experiential. Engaging. Intuitive. Flexible. Sane.
Short Sims are short simulations that teach leadership, certification, innovation, and management skills. They are quick to play (about 7 minutes), easy to deploy, and are more effective than traditional online content.
They build competence and conviction, not just awareness and analysis.
Short Sims—platform-independent, non-proprietary, and easily shared—change the affordances of education yet feel familiar, because they mirrors how we learn in the real world.
Revolutionary, they also have the advantages of traditional online content, including ease of creating, editing, auditing, validating, deploying at scale with a low technology and skill threshold, and updating.
The creator of the pedagogy, Clark Aldrich, is the world's most experienced designer of educational simulations and an award-winning industry researcher.
Patent and Books by Clark Aldrich
Short Sims Workshops
“The learning classes with you, well I would say more that it were a masterclass and I enjoyed so much. Honestly, I learned in few hours so much and it exceeded my expectations. You showed us how to let our inner creativity bloom.”
"Thank you for a very detailed and useful feedback. It was a pleasure and an adventure to learn from you."
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"Aldrich has done it again. He has created a solution that makes the room go quiet."
- Karl Kapp, Instructional Technology Professor, Bloomsburg University
"You know what I wish? If we had it to do over, I wish that the 'e-Learning' business had started with this. That this was the first thing trainers and training departments and creators of authoring tools had seen."
- Jane Bozarth, Director of Research, The Learning Guild
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What if we got schools wrong? Aldrich's fifth book - Unschooling Rules - is listed as one of the 20 most influential in Mr. Charles Koch's book Believe in People for its rethinking of education.