Category Archives: Technology in Education

Articles on educational technology in relation to experiential learning, simulation software, and blended learning for higher education.

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 »

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 »

Internet Marketing Micro Lessons – EdTech Tools

Did you know that only a select number of business schools actually have a digital marketing course in their marketing degree curriculum? To quote Albert Costill from SEJ, “According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the amount of market research analysts and marketing specialists is expected to increase 32% from 2012-2022 – which is faster than… Read More »

The Development of Soft Skills via Business Simulations

As students tackle business simulations, they enjoy the experience that comes with applying newly learned business concepts/theories in the safe environment of the classroom. However, the benefits of business simulations go beyond the application of hard skills. Such exercises are also conducive to the development of soft skills, also known as Emotional Intelligence. The highest… Read More »

Using Marketplace® in the Classroom and as a Research Platform

Since 2001, close to 500,000 students and executives have benefited from Marketplace® simulations. As a result of its widespread adoption and realistic decision environment, Marketplace is becoming a focal point of scholarly research into the simulation pedagogy and management theory and practice. Are you interested in doing research on pedagogy or management theory and practice? … Read More »

Top 3 Reasons to Use a Simulation in Your Course

Experience Simulations offer real world experience in an online environment. They allow students to apply their newly acquired theoretical knowledge in a simulated business world. Students can gain hands-on managerial experience by running their own business in the simulation environment. They can experiment with strategies and compete with other companies. As the students make realistic… Read More »

Google Glass

As a technology focused company in the educational space it’s part of our job to be aware of new developments, new technologies and methodologies. So when the opportunity to test Google’s forthcoming Glass came along, we of course were excited to join the Explorer program in order to play with this new technology. It’s good… Read More »