Abstract for: Designing Simulations for use in Higher Education

Forio Online Simulations has been developing and designing web-based simulations since its founding in 2001. During that time Forio has developed through experience a generalized and repeatable process for designing and developing successful simulation based e-learning products. In this paper the authors discuss this process, giving specific examples and project timelines that can be applied to other simulation based development. The authors cover topics such as initial idea generation, management of scope, and how to apply the iterative development methodology successfully during both the simulation design and development phases.