Simulation – an innovative solution for acquiring knowledge


In today’s world of work, it is simply impossible to avoid knowledge acquisition. For employees, the need for knowledge has become a constant throughout their professional lifetime. Yet employees also have increasingly less time to spend on learning and maintaining their knowledge, skills, and interpersonal skills. Moreover, it is often difficult to get hold of the materials needed for training and practice, either because this is costly or simply unavailable to employers. In this context, simulation can be seen as an alternative worth exploring. But to be beneficial, simulation technology must be used adequately and at the best moment during the learning pathway.  Continue reading

Can simulation for decision support predict the future?

simulation for decision support

“The challenge in creativity is not to find new ideas but to abandon the old ones”.
Luc de Brabandere

Recently, scientists took some of the fundamental laws of physics, data on the formation of galaxies and images from the Hubble telescope, and created a simulation of our universe. The simulation has allowed them to study the makeup of dark matter and understand our universe in a much deeper way. One of the key results of the simulation has been the ability to make predictions based on observations. Continue reading

Trends from I/ITSEC Conference 2015: Simulation Technologies

In the film The Matrix, the lead character, Neo, is ‘woken’ up from the reality he has lived in all his life, to find that it has all been a simulation of that reality, which is actually a computer generated world.

Science fiction films like The Matrix touch on a technology that has become a powerful computing tool used to model systems, environments and situations. This technology is known as Simulation. Simulation uses various methodologies, including computer assisted modeling techniques and computer-human interfaces, to create an expression of a particular element. Simulation can be used across multiple disciplines and industries, from healthcare to manufacturing and design, to defense, for a myriad of purposes, but with training being a prime example. Continue reading