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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

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

Cesim OnService Small Business Simulation in JAMK's Freshmen Class

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | Reading time: 1 min.

JAMK University of Applied Sciences is an international higher education institution in Finland with an expertise in 8 different fields of study. JAMK has more than 9,000 students and experts from over 70 countries.

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

How To Integrate a Marketing Simulation Game Into Your Course

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Reading time: 4 min.

If you have never used an online learning tool like a marketing simulation game in your course before, it can seem like a daunting task to incorporate one at first. There are materials to introduce to your students, new features to learn, learning formats to consider, and you haven't even gotten to the part yet where you need to figure out how it'll all fit in your curriculum to maximize student engagement and knowledge retention. The good news is, it's not nearly as difficult as it seems, and we are here to help you hit the ground running.

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

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