Category Archives: Technology in Education

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

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 »

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 »