The PERFORMANCE SIMULATOR® is a computer- and media-based training tool for a targeted competence measurement and development, which can be used by decentralized employee groups with a mobile device independent of time and space. With this innovative technology necessary learning and change processes can be successfully established in the organization.
The conception of the PERFORMANCE SIMULATOR® integrates neuroscientific findings regarding brain-friendly learning arrangements to develop a unique concept for an experience-oriented and situational learning program. The PERFORMANCE SIMULATOR® creates a real-life learning environment by simulating success-critical situations, which have to be assessed by the learners. A virtual coach provides direct feedback and supports the trainees in understanding the situation, learning from it and in putting the learning into practice.
The first PERFORMANCE SIMULATOR® in China is designed to prepare teachers for the future undertaken by the “ECNU-S&P Research Center for ICT-Enabled Systemic Changes and Innovations“. In context of the Chinese governmental initiative, which aims at a middle- to long-term reform of the educational system, Prof. Zhiting Zhu and Hanbing Yan initiated a comprehensive training program. The long-term program started in 2015 under the title “Technology Changes Teaching”. The primary goal of this program is to improve the educational opportunities and study achievements of pupils and students through the targeted use of digital media in classrooms.