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Providing a Level Playing Field for All: Part 2 of 3

The new standards in accessibility call on everyone from website coders, to content creators, to administrators to make their courses useable for as many students as possible. These design guidelines were thought out very carefully, and, interestingly enough, they standardize, organize, and actually improve the technology experience for many people who didn’t realize there was… Read More »

A Student’s Perspective – What’s It Like Taking a Class with a Business Simulation?

In a previous post, 5 Teaching Methods to Maximize the Learning Potential of Business Simulations, we outlined how to structure an entire class around a business simulation to maximize students’ learning and real-world experience. The five teaching methodologies listed in this previous post from February, are big changes from what you’d expect to see in… Read More »

Providing a Level Playing Field for All: Part 1 of 3

Great teachers share the conviction that knowledge is not the end result, but a force to inspire and empower. A single lesson can transform a student’s worldview – a semester can shape a future. As an educator, every student comes to you with potential to unlock. Even though the specifics change, some principles remain constant:… Read More »

Marketplace Simulations Hosts Free Training Workshop for Educators Looking to Enhance Learning

Knoxville, TN – Marketplace Simulations will hold their bi-annual Train-the-Trainer Workshop on May 21-23, 2018 at the Dancing Bear Lodge and Appalachian Bistro in Townsend, Tennessee. The two-and-a-half-day event will give educators first-hand experience with all the ins and outs of simulation learning. This fun and engaging workshop will provide instructors with direction on how… 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 »

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 »

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 »