Educational simulations are trending, with more and more institutions using simulations to teach and evaluate skills.

Backed by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Excelsior College has worked with Polk State College to develop simulations to teach and then assess key skills in power generation and advanced manufacturing to prepare technicians for the workplace.

Excelsior College was the first online college to receive this NSF grant, which helps technicians with occupation-specific training and certification in the energy and manufacturing industries.

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Using educational simulations can help close current gaps in teaching skills and assessing learning, and can help ensure workforce readiness.

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