Training with Short Sims

A course from Clark Aldrich

Developed and facilitated by interactive learning guru Clark Aldrich, this course will help you create short, engaging learning experiences that are quick and focused on performance.

What are Short Sims?

Short Sims are a new type of educational media in which people learn by making a series of interesting, relevant decisions with feedback. They can be created more quickly than the traditional content with which they are sometimes bundled. As Clark puts it, Short Sims are "are how online learning content may have evolved if PowerPoint had never been created." 

Here are some other reasons that Short Sims are a great way to approach training:

  • A non-linear approach to content
  • Provide opportunity for more powerful metrics
  • Compatible for emerging adaptive learning platforms
  • Relatively easy and quick to make
  • Draws upon designers' and developers' creativity

An example Short Sim

Clark put this example Short Sim together in about a week:


Upcoming sessions

  • Starting Monday, August 24th, 2020

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Course information

Full Price: $895.00  Special Covid Pricing: $695.00

In this course, you will:

  • Explore the learning psychology behind Short Sims
  • View and interact with many example Short Sims and case studies
  • Design a Short Sim of your own
  • Examine the well-defined development methodology for creating Short Sims
  • Test drive development tools that are suitable for creating Short Sims

Prerequisites: None

Experience level: Any

Format: Virtual instructor-led training (VILT)

Duration: 7.5 hours total (5 x 90-minute instructor-led sessions)

Clark Aldrich & Christopher Allen discussing the power of Short Sims



Clark Aldrich


Clark Aldrich is one of the world’s top educational simulation and interface designers, called a 'guru' by Fortune Magazine and a 'maverick' by CNN. He and his work in educational media have been featured in hundreds of sources, including CBS, ABC, The New York Times, USA Today, AP, Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNET, Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, and U.S. News and World Report.

Aldrich is the creator of Short Sims, a revolutionary pedagogy designed to fill a critical gap in educational media by delivering greater speed, active content, and better metrics. Aldrich develops custom Short Sims through You can purchase his newest book, Short Sims: A Game Changer (April 2020), from the Allen Academy Bookstore

You can follow Clark on Twitter @clarkaldrich.



Upcoming sessions

  • Starting Monday, August 24th, 2020
    Training with Short Sims Register Now
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