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Microsimulations for Business Education

New training tool for your classroom: Microsimulations for Business Education What are the Microsimulations? Microsimulations are optional skill-and-drill exercises that students can use within a Marketplace® Live Simulation. Each exercise takes between 10 to 25 minutes to complete. What is the purpose of the Microsimulations? Over the years, our simulations have been able to provide… Read More »

Marketplace Simulations AMA Presentation

We had the pleasure of participating in another AMA (American Marketing Association) conference last month. Our team members, Martin Klima and Ernie Cadotte, joined more than 600 marketing educators and researchers who met in sunny Las Vegas to discuss the challenges facing the marketing professionals in the digital age. The conference offered an exciting combination… Read More »

Fall 2014 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 27 until Wednesday, October 29th. Dr. Ernest Cadotte, the author of the Marketplace® and Marketplace® Live business simulations, will lead this training seminar for current or prospective Marketplace instructors. With the help of the development and support teams, participants… 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 »

New Faces

  BRIAN STEVENS Originally from Streamwood, Illinois, Brian earned his BFA in Media Arts at the University of Tennessee. He is actively interested in art and animation and has done commission work utilizing his skills in a variety of 2D and 3D software. Working with Innovative Learning Solutions, Brian has learned web programming to make… Read More »

2014 Spring/Summer Conference Schedule

OBTC 2014 When: June 11-14, 2014 Where: Nashville, TN Who: OBTS for Management Educators The Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (OBTC) is a teaching society of management educators who strive to enhance the quality and promote the importance of teaching and learning across management disciplines with a focus on the dynamics within and at the interface of… 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 »

Automated Grading Tool

There is an automated grading system available in Marketplace® Live Simulations. The new grading system computes a grade for each team and student at the end of the exercise. The grade reflects how well the team has performed on the cumulative balanced scorecard relative to the performance of the other teams in that game universe,… Read More »

Beginning of 2014 Conference Schedule

            USASBE 2014 When: January 9th – 12th, 2014 Where: Fort Worth, Texas Who: United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 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… Read More »