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Sim 103: Designing and Writing a Simulation Scenario

The effectiveness of any teaching method depends in large part on good planning.  This is especially true of simulation.  Both students and instructors must come well-prepared to participate in the active learning experiences.  This lesson presents the steps necessary in planning an effective simulation experience for students and provides some tools to help instructors in scenario planning.


This online presentation includes audio, demonstrations, instructional methods, and examples.

Learning objectives

Upon completing this lesson, the learner will be able to...

  1. write a basic simulation scenario using the InCITE Scenario Development Template.
  2. complete a basic scenario storyboard for directing the scenario progress to meet the learning objectives.
  3. describe the process for planning lab set-up and for testing a scenario before teaching with it.