Last May, entrepreneurs Christian and David Stone attended one of our simulation training workshops for Marketplace® Simulations. Today, the Stone brothers are hosting a simulation-based entrepreneurial competition in conjunction with the National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition (NSSEC) to bring out the spirit of entrepreneurship to students in Trinidad and Tobago. Read the full story on Loop.
Every year we host a Train-The-Trainers Workshop for professors, educators, and program directors across the globe who are interested in a first-hand experience on how Marketplace Live simulations are used in schools and corporations. This fall’s 2015 TTT was held in Knoxville, TN. Some of our participants came from as far as Nigeria to experience just… Read More »
Valuable feedback from faculty has prompted us to rethink our instructor interface design. As a result, we reorganized the available tools and links into categories that will make it faster and easier for instructors to find what they need and when they need it. The new categories will also accommodate any tools and features that… Read More »
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 »
If you are having trouble deciding which simulation is right for your course you can try our new Marketplace® SimFinder tool. The SimFinder is the easiest way to find the simulation that best fits your needs. It works by asking you a few simple questions like: Course Focus – What is the topic of… Read More »
There is a new automated grading system for instructors available in Marketplace® Live Simulations. The new 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… Read More »
The University of Tennessee’s Business Education for Talented Students [BETS] program aims to provide guidance to high school juniors from diverse backgrounds and communities. Many of the participants will be the first in their families to attend college. They all have a desire to pursue higher education in business, including majors in accounting, marketing, economics,… Read More »
The Marketplace Venture Capital Fair The Marketplace simulation is designed around growing new ventures. At the midpoint of the exercise, it is recommended that the teams prepare a Business Plan and present it to a group of Venture Capitalists in order to obtain additional funding to grow their firm. The venture capitalists can be drawn… Read More »