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 »

New Faces at ILS

Anna Carl     Anna Carl is the newest member of the Graphics group at Innovative Learning Solutions. She holds her B.F.A. in Graphic Art from Middle Tennessee State University. At her new role at ILS, Anna works on new art and design for varying projects. These include website, game, and promotional material images along with… 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 »

Innovative Learning Solutions recently introduced the Supply Chain and Channel Management simulation into Marketplace® Live.

We would like to invite you to review the new Marketplace® Live version of the Supply Chain and Channel Management simulation. It includes: All the new Marketplace Live features (details in the ILS blog) New geographic regions Enhanced/redesigned contracts A simplified marketing module The writing and reviewing of supply chain contracts has been greatly simplified… 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 »

A Quick 4 Hour Simulation Covering the Fundamentals of Business

Are you looking for an introductory and integrative simulation that can be completed in under 4 hours? Innovative Learning Solutions would like to announce the addition of the Business Primer simulation to the Marketplace® Live family of simulations. The Business Primer simulation covers all the fundamentals of business, including marketing, distribution, human resources, manufacturing, finance… 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 »