P01 Creating eLearning Simulations with Unity 3D

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, June 25

Simulations have been used for decades to train when the stakes are too high to allow mistakes. Airline pilots, physicians, and members of the bomb squad all train using simulations. However, creating simulations has been too expensive, time-consuming, and difficult for the average eLearning developer. The tools were too costly or too complex for a non-engineer. But today, the environment has changed and simulations are within reach of all.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn to use Unity 3D to create engaging simulations that are not only great training tools, but far more engaging than traditional approaches. You’ll explore how you can use Unity 3D to develop simple process simulations, tool simulations, and even gamified knowledge assessments. While some coding is required, there’s a great amount you can do with Unity 3D with only minimal skills. When you complete this session, you’ll be able to create some simple simulations on your own, and you’ll be ready to expand your skills to complex solutions.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to import assets into Unity
  • How to import 3D models into Unity
  • About basic game physics with Unity
  • About collision detection with Unity
  • How to use Unity prefabs
  • How to create animations in Unity
  • How to model the real world with simulations
  • How to gamify your simulation for engagement


Designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Unity Personal.

Technology required:

Unity Personal (available free online; Unity runs on most contemporary PCs and Macs). Participants should be comfortable working within their PC or Mac operating system. File management and manipulation skills, as well as use of the internet, are required. While not required, some fundamental JavaScript skills will be helpful.

Mark Lassoff

Founder and President

Punk Learning

Mark Lassoff, the founder of LearnToProgram.tv, has been involved in online learning for nearly 15 years, mostly as an entrepreneur. He started the company in 2011 with the idea of bringing online education to those who wanted to learn web and mobile development at an affordable price point. Since its founding, over 1 million people have enrolled in the company’s online courses. Mark speaks frequently on coding and online education. He has spoken at multiple conferences and been featured at SXSW, DevCon Europe, the Pan African Mobile Conference, and Code PaLOUsa. He is a 2017 recipient of The eLearning Guild’s prestigious Guild Master Award.

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