Line56.com writes that the best educational learning simulations and games employ "active learning"--learning through doing, or in other words, learning that occurs through the subjective cognitive experiences of the learner. Simulations as an assessment tool are more prevalent in the corporate world compared to the educational world, but they are expanding the computer-based testing horizon, and have educational applications. These "active learning" simulations are ushering in a new era of testing. Simulations benefit test takers because they can assess skills, as opposed to traditional tests that only measure knowledge. In addition, they provide a high level...

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