This paper summarizes a design project entitled "Choose Your Own Teaching Adventure" completed for the Instructional Psychology and Technology Department at Brigham Young University. The purpose of the design project was to prototype a learning tool that instructs beginning pre-service teachers in the classroom application of the principles of behaviorism. Originally, the project was designed to be a static learning object that would be combined with other similar learning modules for additional topics of an Educational Psychology course. At the conclusion of the first prototyping round, however, the project was generalized to become a testing ground for a simulation builder project that would allow other instructors to create their own learning simulation based on the findings of this prototype. The Rapid Prototyping methodology used in this project allowed for quick revisions, lower stakes testing, and more flexibility in the design. The various stages of the design and evaluation process, including revisions and prototypes, are shown and discussed in this paper.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Instructional Psychology and Technology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Burningham, Julie Ann, "A Simulation-based Approach to Educational Psychology" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations. 2140.
simulation, educational psychology, rapid-prototyping, computer-based learning