14Exercise Design



Interactive exercises are most effective if they are simulations of the behavior to be learned. As simulation techniques depend on the kind of learning problem being addressed, there can be no universal exercise formula that will serve every kind of need. In this chapter we will look at several different kinds of instructional exercise designs and the learning problems they address. Moreover, even though a detailed discussion of interactive entertainment designs is coming, we will also present a few examples of interactive learning exercises that have been adapted to entertainment content and that work very well with that subject matter.


Because exercises vary with the problems they solve, let’s start with ...

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