MOPED-II Simulation Authoring Tool
Description: The first authoring tool intended specifically for
non-technical people to create learn-by-doing simulations (previous authoring
tools required users to think in terms of programming concepts, even if
they didn't exactly write code), MOPED-II began as a way to create lots
of Boston Chicken scenarios and grew from there, maintaining its focus
on teaching procedural tasks, a subcategory of all simulations. The MOPED-II
method was to ask authors to design the learning components of each scenario--for
example, the conceptual tasks a learner needed to complete, the correct
action or actions at each point, alternative ways to perform an action,
and the tutoring needed to help a learner in each situation--and enter
those, using a simple interface, into the tool.
MOPED-II was licensed by Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and by Cognitive
Arts Corp. (then Learning Sciences Corporation), which created its simulation
division by hiring writers and trainers and allowing them to build procedural
learn-by-doing simulations using MOPED-II.
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