Author Archives: Angela Simpson

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 »

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 »

How the Smith EMBA Business Program uses Marketplace

[youtube 3Zcvf4Uum24 nolink] It’s great to see how much fun our customers have pulling everything they’ve learned into the simulation. At the end of a 2 year EMBA program at the University of Maryland our simulation is used in an intensive one week program where teams compete against each other. Fun and exhausting at the… Read More »

Student Feedback Survey Embedded in Marketplace® Simulations

Innovative Learning Solutions cares about your students and their experience using Marketplace® simulations. We have added a new Feedback link within the simulation. It appears in the quarter before last, right before the Submit button. The survey asks students to rate their learning experience using the simulation. It includes 10 questions and an open-ended comments… Read More »

Spring Logo Design Competition

  The Spring Logo Design Competition is now live on the Marketplace Live Facebook. This competition is open for all current students using Marketplace or Marketplace Live. It is a fun way to get your students thinking creatively. Here is everything you need to know: THE ASSIGNMENT Ask students to create a company logo for… Read More »

Microsimulations Available Now

The new Microsimulations that were announced in December are now available.. These are optional skill-and-drill exercises that students can complete within a Marketplace® Live simulation. Read more about how to preview the Microsimulations and add them into your simulation below: How do I preview the Microsimulations? There is a sample demo for Microsimulations at: http://game.ilsworld.com/microsimulations/web1/sample.php To… 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 »

Logo Design Competition Results

  For three weeks in November we held the Logo Design Competition through the Marketplace® Live Facebook page. From November 4th through the 15th students were encouraged to design an original logo for their company within the simulation. They could then upload these logos to the Facebook page to be on display and to be… Read More »