Category Archives: Feature Story

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 »

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 »

Microsimulations Available Now

The new Microsimulations that were announced in December are now available.. These are optional skill-and-drill exercises that students can complete within a Marketplace® Live simulation. Read more about how to preview the Microsimulations and add them into your simulation below: How do I preview the Microsimulations? There is a sample demo for Microsimulations at: http://game.ilsworld.com/microsimulations/web1/sample.php To… Read More »

Feature Story: An Interview with the Authors of ILS Simulations

Innovative Learning Solutions boasts three incredible authors of our simulations families. Dr. Dale Achabal is the author of the Retail Management Game. Achabal is currently the L.J. Skaggs Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the Retail Management Institute and Co-Chair of the Department of Marketing at Santa Clara University. Dr. Ernie Cadotte is the author… Read More »

The Entrepreneurial Classroom: Best Practice Guide For Instructors

How do educators learn best practices in how to teach entrepreneurship? The answer is a unique workshop called the Experiential Classroom, an annual program organized by the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University.   Academic instructors from around the world are exposed to some of the best educators in the field of entrepreneurship at this… Read More »

Feature Story: Jeanine Schmierbach Retires from ILS

After 15 years of dedication and service to Innovative Learning Solutions, Jeanine Schmierbach will be retiring in December. Thankfully, Jeanine will continue to be involved with the company through the annual Train-the-Trainers event. As the face and voice of ILS customer service and sales, she has worked closely with many of our current customers and… Read More »