Category Archives: Technology in Education

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

Keeping Student Data Safe with TrustEd Apps Certification

“Are students risking their privacy when they take my class?” As learning technologies transform classrooms, every professor needs to ask this question. Unfortunately, finding the answer hasn’t always been easy. One of the biggest threats to student privacy is the harvesting and selling of online data. Some online programs bury permissions to sell personal data in… Read More »

Marketplace Simulations Wins Silver at International Serious Play Awards

Marketplace Simulations has received international acclaim for its efforts to develop more conscientious, purpose-driven business leaders. The company’s Conscious Capitalism – Bikes simulation won a silver medal at the 2022 International Serious Play Awards.  In the one-of-a-kind simulation, students work in teams to build competing carbon fiber bicycle companies. Together, they manage marketing efforts, production… Read More »

Five Quick Tips for Amping Up Online Student Engagement with Marketplace Simulations

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.”  -Benjamin Franklin One of the most important, but difficult, aspects of teaching is finding ways to truly engage students in the learning experience. This challenge can be even harder to tackle in an online classroom, where your students’ attention… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 4 – Short Active Learning Exercises that Make Lecture More Effective

We’re back with more installments of The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom, our deep dive into practical ideas and strategies to transform your classroom. If you need to catch up, read Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3. Now, let’s move on to Part 4: Short Active Learning Exercises that Make Lecture… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 3 – When to Use Active Learning

Active learning is a proven technique for gaining your students’ attention and increasing their information retention, one with more than 30 years of evidence backing it up. Just as with any teaching technique, its efficacy depends on your students, the particular parameters of your course, and how you approach employing it. Incorporating active learning works… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 2 – The Evidence for Active Learning

The Evidence for Active Learning In our first blog post of the Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom series, we covered what active learning is. It’s more than just an education trend. In fact, more than 30 years of evidence supports active learning as a more effective teaching technique than lectures. Bonwell… Read More »

Marketplace Simulations Empowers the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in Trinidad and Tobago

Marketplace Simulations has partnered with National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition (NSSEC) for their 2018 simulation competition in Trinidad and Tobago. In all, 575 students and 70 teachers participated in the competition. Competition Information In Trinidad and Tobago, the students competed against each other using Marketplace’s entrepreneurship simulation, Introduction to Business and Strategy. The competition was… Read More »

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 »