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Why Use Business Simulations in STEM Education

Posted by Cesim Finland


Are business simulations only meant for business students? Apart from our many business school participants, Cesim simulations are also very popular among science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational organizations and corporations that aspire to solve the STEM education challenges by enhancing the learning experience and outcomes of their students or employees. Wonder why these institutions choose business simulations as a teaching tool? Read on to find out the simulation experience sharing of two STEM educators from Finland and France.

 

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Tags: Educator 2.0, Case study, Customization, Acquire practical business skills, Business simulations tips, Integration, How to use business simulations, Why use business simulations, Practice business theories

6 Effective Business Simulation Games Teaching Strategies

Posted by Cesim Finland


Hello educators, the new academic year is fast approaching. Are you thinking about incorporating business simulation games into your courses or training? Whether you are a new or experienced simulation user, we understand that you must be looking for the best strategies to ensure the smooth integration of the simulation and hopefully to achieve the maximum teaching and learning benefits. We want to help and contribute to the improvement of education quality and effectiveness, so we are reviewing some of the effective business simulator games teaching strategies in this month's blog post.

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Tags: Educator 2.0, Customization, Acquire practical business skills, Business simulations tips, Grading, Integration, How to use business simulations, Assessment, Why use business simulations

How to Improve Student Employability with Business Simulation Games

Posted by Cesim Finland

Just like some of the Cesim business simulation games experts and staff, Manisha Kumari, Curriculum Developer at Aston University, discovered her enthusiasm for business simulations back in her student years. With previous first hand student experience in business simulations, Manisha took on the role to redesign the Business Game Module at Aston Business School. Let's find out how she revamped the module with an employability focus to boost the job placement rate of Aston Business School students.


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Tags: Educator 2.0, Case study, Customization, Acquire practical business skills, Integration, How to use business simulations, Assessment, Why use business simulations

Running a Hospitality Course with a Hotel and Restaurant Simulation

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab

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

How To Integrate a Marketing Simulation Game Into Your Course

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab

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

3 Steps to Brief Your Students Before a Business Simulations Course

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab

Have you ever tried to introduce your students to a business simulation based course for the first time? If so, you'll know that it can be difficult because participants may not be familiar with the medium or are just too eager to jump into the decision making part without paying proper attention to the overall goal of the exercise. So what do you do?

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

Business Simulation Games Integration with Mike Geringer

Posted by Cesim Finland

Michael J. Geringer, a Cesim business simulations expert, is previously a Professor of Strategy and International Business at the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University at the time of conducting this interview, currently a Professor of International Strategy at College of Business of Ohio University. He has over 30 years of experience with research and consulting on strategic issues for private and public sector organizations worldwide. He has authored or edited 27 books and monographs (in English, French, Chinese and Indonesian) and published over 140 papers, including within Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Thunderbird International Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Applied Psychology.

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How to Boost Collaboration In Your Simulation Based Courses

Posted by Zsuzsa Jakab

This post was partially inspired by Chris Brogan's article: Educators - Google Plus Is For You. No doubt some of you have already experimented with Google's answer to Facebook and Twitter, at least amongst your friends. But according to Chris Brogan, Google Plus has many yet undiscovered potential uses in the classroom as well. 

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

13 Best Practices of Teaching with Business Simulation Games

Posted by Cesim Finland

This is a guest post written by John Greene (he is blogging at MarketSharing), who is a Cesim simulation games expert and a Digital Marketing and International Marketing Lecturer at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. He has extensive knowledge in marketing and new product development having worked in the FMCG sector in Ireland. He has travelled widely in Europe as well as China to source and develop new products. Since moving to Finland John has concentrated on teaching and consulting in the higher education sector as well as working as a marketing consultant to startups & SMEs.

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