Category Archives: Technology in Education

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

Conscious Capitalism Rules the Day in India at AIMS’s 30th Annual Management Education Convention

The results are in for the first Conscious Capitalism Competition sponsored by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) at their 30th Annual Management Education Convention. The competition was in collaboration with the Academy of Indian Marketing and NJOY Learning Processes and featured the Conscious Capitalism simulator by Marketplace Simulations. What is Conscious Capitalism? The Conscious Capitalism… Read More »

Simulation Support When You Need It – The Marketplace Difference

You know what they say: behind every happy customer, there’s a dedicated Product Specialist. Okay, so maybe “they” don’t say those exact words, but we do. At Marketplace Simulations, we have an incredible support team that works tirelessly to provide hands-on help for our business simulation instructors and students. Our Product Specialists have decades of… Read More »

Marketplace Microsimulations in Your Flipped Classroom

Let’s face it, educators don’t have it easy. Most instructors have probably heard their students say, “I couldn’t do the homework last night because I didn’t understand it.” Answering questions from yesterday, covering new material, answering new questions from today, and all while trying to provide personalized attention to each student in an hour or… Read More »

6 Reasons to Incorporate a Marketplace Microsimulation into Your Course

Are you searching for a new program that supplements your existing course material in a fun and interactive way? Instead of competing with technology, Marketplace Microsimulations allow you to embrace it and engage your students. Here are six reasons why incorporating a microsim is a great way to engage students in an experiential classroom. 1.… 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 »

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 »