Category Archives: Other

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 »

Fall 2015 Marketplace® Train-the-Trainer Seminar

Innovative Learning Solutions will be hosting the bi-annual, FREE Train-the-Trainer event in Knoxville, Tennessee from Monday, October 12th until Wednesday, October 14th. Dr. Ernest Cadotte, the author of the Marketplace® and Marketplace® Live business simulations, will lead this training seminar for both current and prospective Marketplace instructors. With the help of the development and support teams, participants are exposed… 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 »

500,000th user signs up for simulation

Innovative Learning Solutions is celebrating another milestone…the sign-up of the 500,000th user of our simulations! On January 12, 2015, Alyssa Buttermark, a student in Dr. Linda Clarke’s Entrepreneurial Opportunities course at the University of Florida, signed up for the Marketplace® Live Venture Strategy simulation.   Based on the time of her sign-up, Alyssa was identified as our 500,000th… Read More »

Marketplace® Live version: International Corporate Management with Outsourcing

International Corporate Management with Outsourcing is designed for the integrative business courses at the MBA and EMBA level. This simulation provides your students with a profound understanding of the challenges of managing business activities across multiple firms in a supply chain within an international business environment. The outsourcing component can help business students appreciate the complexities… Read More »

Experiential Learning: Use of Simulations in Entrepreneurship Education

In Dr. Cadotte’s recently published article “The Use of Simulations in Entrepreneurship Education: Opportunities, Challenges and Outcomes”, he shares a process developed at the University of Tennessee to advance the knowledge, skills and competence of its students. It is based on an entrepreneurial simulation that has been greatly enhanced with a series of value-added activities… Read More »

2015 Conference Schedule

USASBE 2015 Annual Conference When:  January 22-25, 2015 Where: Tampa, Florida Who:   United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE) The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. With over 1000 members from universities and… Read More »

Microsimulations Available in Product Design, Production Scheduling and Profitability Analysis

Three Microsimulations in Product Design, Production Scheduling, and Profitability Analysis 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 site for Microsimulations… Read More »