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Marketplace Simulations Accessibility Improvements – Q&A with Darrell Bowles

At Marketplace Simulations, we recognize the importance of accessibility in educational materials, and strive to ensure a pleasant experience for all of our users, including the disabled community. We sat down with Mr. Darrell Bowles, Assistive Technology Trainer for the Office of Disability Services at Pellissippi State Community College, to discuss accessibility in higher education.… Read More »

Teaching Conscious Capitalism to the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, wrote in 2013 that the future of business lay in Conscious Capitalism. No one would blame you if you didn’t change your curriculum right away based on his book with Raj Sisodia. It’s a teacher’s job to prepare students for the future, but five years ago it… Read More »

5 Teaching Methods to Maximize the Learning Potential of Business Simulations

Are you hoping to incorporate a business simulation into your course this semester, but struggling to build a pedagogy around it? Here are five proven methodologies to make the most of business simulations and reinforce your learning objectives. 1) Become a business coach Business simulations provide a unique opportunity to develop students’ critical-thinking skills. But… Read More »

Create a Stronger Pedagogical Foundation by Leveraging EdTech in Higher Ed

Is it just me or does it seem like the world of EdTech (Educational Technology) has suddenly exploded with an endless amount of options? As primary education (K-12) schools have embraced change, EdTech continues to take the world by storm with higher education seemingly flailing in its attempt to play catch-up. With the EdTech market… Read More »

Important Updates to the Balanced Scorecard

Revised Financial Performance Metric We have revised the financial performance metric in the balanced scorecard. All games designed after December 27, 2017 will include the new computation. Financial performance will be based upon the average of the firm’s gross profit and net profit from operations. Historically, it has been based upon net profit from operations.… Read More »

8 Reasons to Incorporate a Simulation into Your Course in 2018

Are you on the fence about integrating a business simulation into your lesson plan for the upcoming semester? Here are eight reasons why both you and your students will benefit from using online business simulations in the new year. 1. Expose students to realistic business situations Business simulations help prepare students for decisions and situations… Read More »

Introducing Microsimulations- A New Tool to Engage Students in the Classroom

The challenge with how to engage students in the classroom is a rite of passage in higher education. Studies show that students who participate in the learning process are more focused, retain more knowledge, and are better equipped to tackle higher-level problems requiring critical thinking. Retaining students’ attention against the distractions offered by laptops and… Read More »

Continuing Our Commitment to Student Accessibility

All students can easily, equally, and independently engage with our simulations Civil rights laws have been recently updated. The law now specifically defines what it means for information and communication technology to be accessible to all. Marketplace® Simulations comply with these updated accessibility standards as outlined in the January 2017 refresh of Section 508. We… Read More »

Practice Makes Perfect – Experiential Learning Might Be the Solution

Higher education tends to place a large focus on teaching students how to succeed, both inside and outside of the classroom.  Addressing failure, however, is equally as important, and it is essential for students to recognize the value of learning from their mistakes. Starting as early as kindergarten and pre-school, students are taught that practice… Read More »

Setting Students Up for Entrepreneurial Success with Marketplace Simulations

Last May, entrepreneurs Christian and David Stone attended one of our simulation training workshops for Marketplace® Simulations. Today, the Stone brothers are hosting a simulation-based entrepreneurial competition in conjunction with the National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition (NSSEC) to bring out the spirit of entrepreneurship to students in Trinidad and Tobago. Read the full story on Loop.