A pandemic of avian flu simulations

There are a lot of simulations of the impact of avian flu, or the response by authorities, going around at the moment. They should help to get everyone prepared. I just have two doubts 1. The Hurricane Pam situation accurately predicted Hurricane Katrina one year before the USA was caught apparently unprepared. 2. Remember all…

Medical Simulation Blog

Simblog is a weblog devoted to medical simulation. Looks very interesting. Examples of general interest articles: they also picked up the World of Warcraft plague story, and they report a new medical simulation journal and a special technology issue of the education journalInnovate Online (requires free registration). Simblog appears to have started up in January…

Corporate business simulation gone wrong…

A witty article in the Globe and Mail describes a corporate simulation gone wrong. It was forced on to national offices of a multinational by the international hadquarters. Few took it seriously, and those who did spent far too much time on it. The simulated world became more and more outrageous as players took it…

Simulation in schools

I get Google Alerts every day about new stories related to simulation. Its fascinating how much simulation is now being used in schools, mostly US schools, to train a wide range of subjects: – leadership training packages by the US Army. (“…students guide avatars through a series of meetings and make them delegate tasks to…