This week colleagues from all over the UK joined other like-minded people who are proactive in exploring new ways of teaching their students by attending our 3-day Master SimVenture Evolution training event which took place in the beautiful city of York. This highly informative and popular event was a great way to learn how to make the most of the business simulator SimVenture Evolution.
The training which was led by Master Simventure Trainers Lesley Strachan and Mike Ashwell started by exploring what our delegates were planning to use SimVenture Evolution for, and these ranged from Apprenticeship Levy and Foundation courses right through to PostGraduate learners. The range of different subject areas was also wide-ranging from Sales and Marketing, Finance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Research and Development, Organisation, Business Start-up modules, Entrepreneurship and Employability .
During the three days we trained and coached our colleagues to develop a sound basic knowledge of how the online business simulation works. We also explored how tutors could organise and manage learning through the adminstrator function within SimVenture Evolution. Colleagues said how helpful it was “to play the role of both the student learner and the tutor and see the simulation in action from both perspectives”.
We then went into competition mode and as usual there was both elation and OMG moments when the business strategy they were implementing within SimVenture Evolution didn’t go to plan (see photos above).
The training is always focused on hands-on experiential learning throughout so that our colleagues experience the business simulator in real time. The most valuable part of the programme for colleagues was the time we spent planning the logistics of how they were going to deliver their modules to their learners. This sharing of ideas was a key part of the training programme and triggered different ways of learning and teaching which were shared amongst each other.
Our social events in the evening also gave us further opportunities to network and exchange ideas about learning and teaching.
If you’d like to know more about how you can use SimVenture Evolution in your modules please check out www.simventure.co.uk and also watch our webinar here. Also contact Lesley Strachan or Mike Ashwell who are both Learning & Development Managers at SimVenture. Then imagine the positive impact this business simulator will have on your students because they will be fully engaged with their studies whilst learning about business.
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