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6 Reasons Why Students Like Business Simulations

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Thursday, January 07, 2016 | Reading time: 3 min.

Let’s face it, while the format of higher education hasn’t changed significantly since the industrial revolution, what students expect from your class definitely has. The 21st century digital learner has more options than ever when it comes to how and when she consumes materials, making this generation of pupils one of the most sophisticated and challenging to teach. 

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Tags: Business simulations, Why use business simulations


Business Simulations at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Thursday, September 03, 2015 | Reading time: 3 min.

Business simulation games can be put to use to achieve a wide range of learning outcomes. In this week’s blog post, we will explore and consider the benefits of using business simulations in teaching in modern education. We interviewed Senior Lecturer Jukka Sirkiä from Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in Finland, who has accumulated over a decade of experience in business simulator games, both as a learner and user, as well as an educator. As an enthusiastic adopter of technology in his role as a Lecturer, Jukka has adapted a portfolio approach to the use of business educational games, utilizing different simulations for a variety courses which he is lecturing.

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Tags: Educator 2.0, Case study, How to use business simulations


4 Ways Business Simulations Can Improve Student Engagement

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Monday, August 24, 2015 | Reading time: 2 min.

Student engagement is a hot topic in education today, and for a good reason. With a multitude of distractions available to learners at any given time, it is becoming increasingly difficult to make your course material both relatable and memorable over the long term. 

Business simulations can help you overcome this barrier by adding a hands-on learning element to your course that connects the dots between theory and practice.

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Tags: Educator 2.0, Why use business simulations


Strategy & International Business Simulation for Management Courses

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Friday, August 07, 2015 | Reading time: 5 min.

Management in organizations is the function that coordinates the efforts of people to accomplish goals and objectives by using available resources efficiently. As such, it is a vitally important cross-departmental discipline that relies on long term strategic thinking, timely communication, and effective decision-making based on often times incomplete information.

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Tags: Educator 2.0, How to use business simulations


Running a Hospitality Course with a Hotel and Restaurant Simulation

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Friday, July 24, 2015 | Reading time: 4 min.

Running such a multifaceted business as a hotel requires a great deal of cross departmental know-how of its leadership. To really understand the nuances of customer satisfaction and how it relates to bottom line performance, hotel managers must deal with a variety of decisions that span the entire chain of the organization. Teaching hospitality management is thus a complex endeavor that can benefit greatly from a risk free practical learning environment to consolidate what the students have learned in the class.

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Tags: Educator 2.0, Integration, How to use business simulations


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