Category Archives: Marketplace

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 »

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 »

Fall 2014 Marketplace® Train-the-Trainer Seminar

Innovative Learning Solutions will be hosting the bi-annual, FREE Train-the-Trainer event in Knoxville, Tennessee from Monday, October 27 until Wednesday, October 29th. Dr. Ernest Cadotte, the author of the Marketplace® and Marketplace® Live business simulations, will lead this training seminar for current or prospective Marketplace instructors. With the help of the development and support teams, participants… Read More »

Innovative Learning Solutions recently introduced the Supply Chain and Channel Management simulation into Marketplace® Live.

We would like to invite you to review the new Marketplace® Live version of the Supply Chain and Channel Management simulation. It includes: All the new Marketplace Live features (details in the ILS blog) New geographic regions Enhanced/redesigned contracts A simplified marketing module The writing and reviewing of supply chain contracts has been greatly simplified… Read More »

A Quick 4 Hour Simulation Covering the Fundamentals of Business

Are you looking for an introductory and integrative simulation that can be completed in under 4 hours? Innovative Learning Solutions would like to announce the addition of the Business Primer simulation to the Marketplace® Live family of simulations. The Business Primer simulation covers all the fundamentals of business, including marketing, distribution, human resources, manufacturing, finance… Read More »

Instructor Interface Redesign

Valuable feedback from faculty has prompted us to rethink our instructor interface design. As a result, we reorganized the available tools and links into categories that will make it faster and easier for instructors to find what they need and when they need it. The new categories will also accommodate any tools and features that… Read More »

Spring Logo Design Competition

  The Spring Logo Design Competition is now live on the Marketplace Live Facebook. This competition is open for all current students using Marketplace or Marketplace Live. It is a fun way to get your students thinking creatively. Here is everything you need to know: THE ASSIGNMENT Ask students to create a company logo for… 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 »