Category Archives: Other

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 »

Social Entrepreneurship Game

For our October game night we tested and played Masti the Social Entrepreneurship Game by Bharat Damani. Ashoka Changemakers has declared the game as a Learning Pacesetter in a Lego Foundation sponsored international competition. The game aims to provide an eye opener to the student, the employed, the business owner, the haves and the have-nots on… Read More »

Fall 2015 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 12th until Wednesday, October 14th. Dr. Ernest Cadotte, the author of the Marketplace® and Marketplace® Live business simulations, will lead this training seminar for both current and prospective Marketplace instructors. With the help of the development and support teams, participants are exposed… Read More »

ILS – a history

ILS has been around for a few decades. Marketplace started as a paper and pencil board game and has grown and improved over the years.  

Super awesome game night – Pandemic

Our first Super Awesome Game Night went off well. Here at ILS we will be educating ourselves on various game mechanics. Both physical games such as board, dice and card games, as well as computer games. There is educational value in play of all kinds, and we hope that this will help us stay fresh… Read More »

500,000th user signs up for simulation

Innovative Learning Solutions is celebrating another milestone…the sign-up of the 500,000th user of our simulations! On January 12, 2015, Alyssa Buttermark, a student in Dr. Linda Clarke’s Entrepreneurial Opportunities course at the University of Florida, signed up for the Marketplace® Live Venture Strategy simulation.   Based on the time of her sign-up, Alyssa was identified as our 500,000th… Read More »

Marketplace® Live version: International Corporate Management with Outsourcing

International Corporate Management with Outsourcing is designed for the integrative business courses at the MBA and EMBA level. This simulation provides your students with a profound understanding of the challenges of managing business activities across multiple firms in a supply chain within an international business environment. The outsourcing component can help business students appreciate the complexities… Read More »