Category Archives: Technology in Education

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

Internet Marketing Micro Lessons – EdTech Tools

Did you know that only a select number of business schools actually have a digital marketing course in their marketing degree curriculum? To quote Albert Costill from SEJ, “According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the amount of market research analysts and marketing specialists is expected to increase 32% from 2012-2022 – which is faster than… Read More »

The Development of Soft Skills via Business Simulations

As students tackle business simulations, they enjoy the experience that comes with applying newly learned business concepts/theories in the safe environment of the classroom. However, the benefits of business simulations go beyond the application of hard skills. Such exercises are also conducive to the development of soft skills, also known as Emotional Intelligence. The highest… Read More »

Using Marketplace® in the Classroom and as a Research Platform

Since 2001, close to 500,000 students and executives have benefited from Marketplace® simulations. As a result of its widespread adoption and realistic decision environment, Marketplace is becoming a focal point of scholarly research into the simulation pedagogy and management theory and practice. Are you interested in doing research on pedagogy or management theory and practice? … 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 »

Google Glass

As a technology focused company in the educational space it’s part of our job to be aware of new developments, new technologies and methodologies. So when the opportunity to test Google’s forthcoming Glass came along, we of course were excited to join the Explorer program in order to play with this new technology. It’s good… Read More »

Feature Story: An Interview with the Authors of ILS Simulations

Innovative Learning Solutions boasts three incredible authors of our simulations families. Dr. Dale Achabal is the author of the Retail Management Game. Achabal is currently the L.J. Skaggs Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the Retail Management Institute and Co-Chair of the Department of Marketing at Santa Clara University. Dr. Ernie Cadotte is the author… Read More »