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 »

Relationship Dashboard

Relationship Dashboard Anton Fenik (Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee) and Dr. Ernie Cadotte have created a Relationship Dashboard for ILS’ Supply Chain and Channel Management simulations. Suppliers and Resellers evaluate their channel partners during the last quarter of the simulation. Each team receives a Relationship Dashboard on how they conducted their business dealings.… 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 »

Marketplace® simulations available in 6 languages

Translating the Marketplace® simulations is an important priority to Innovative Learning Solutions and its global distributors. To date, a number of our Marketplace simulations have been translated into Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Korean, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Below is a list of games that have recently been translated: – PL (Polish) – Integrated Business… 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 »