Simulation provides a set of scenarios that mimic real-life situation, which enable students to gain mastery of knowledge / techniques and hone their problem-solving skills in a defined environment. Often simulations are designed with elements of video games, such as narratives, characters and / or indicators of achievement / mastery to promote engagement and enjoyment.

For specific game ideas, please contact our E-learning Instructors for further support:

Dr Mei Li Khong for MBBS I and II
khongml@hku.hk

Dr Enoch Chan for MBBS clinical years
enocha@hku.hk

Before
  • Define a specific learning outcome of this activity.
  • Consider the time needed to complete the game / simulation.
  • Study thoroughly the real-life situation to be mimicked.
  • Recruit testers to test the activity thoroughly.
During
  • Introduce game rules (i.e. verbal and written) and mechanics.
  • Provide students with sufficient time to review game rules and familiarise with the controls.
  • Facilitate the progression of this activity with build-in hints or facilitators in class.
  • Monitor the progression of this activity to identify threshold concepts or critical points for future refinement.
After
  • Encourage students to reflect on their learning experience and what they have learnt.
  • Address any questions / misconceptions that arose during the activity.