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Fidelity in the Design of Instructional Simulations

Journal of Computer-Based Instruction Volume 15, Number 2, ISSN 0098-597X


Discusses the relationship of fidelity and learning in computer simulation. Highlights include a review of previous research; a discussion of transfer of learning; a taxonomy for fidelity analysis with four different types of computer-based instructional simulations; and implications for instructional design and research. (41 references) (Author/LRW)


Alessi, S.M. (1988). Fidelity in the Design of Instructional Simulations. Journal of Computer-Based Instruction, 15(2), 40-47. Retrieved August 4, 2021 from .

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