11 ways to help you embed technology into your curriculum

I want to introduce you to SimVenture Evolution which is a sophisticated on-line business simulation allowing people to setup, manage and grow a virtual company whilst learning about business and entrepreneurial leadership. Users make decisions in all key business areas and respond to consequences and specific activities. Using the ‘Control Tower’ within Evolution, tutors/trainers set tasks, observe, manage and assess work in class or remotely.

As a multi-platform content-rich simulation, Evolution engages users in problem-based, experiential learning at a deeper level allowing theory and practice to combine. Since the technology has been developed for education and corporate sector training, Evolution enhances both undergraduate and postgraduate employability skill development, as well as supporting people whose business is starting or scaling up.

Comprehensive Support for HEIs

The team responsible for developing Evolution is recruiting an expanding team of Learning and Development Managers (LDMS) which now includes me to support the planned integration of Evolution into HEIs. All LDMS have many years’ experience teaching within universities as well as in the corporate sector, typically at a senior level. I myself have had over 10 years of experience teaching SimVenture in HE and have published journal articles on the effectiveness of the simulation as a learning and teaching tool. As a learning and development manager for SimVenture I’m currently working with Universities to embed and co-deliver learning in order to enhance the student and staff experience because I am passionate about both.

Rather than just provide one-off product training to tutors, LDMS are now available year-round to work with a department or team within your institution. This support allows the technology to be embedded and integrated into required programs/modules and helps ensure: planned and highly competent teaching; improvement in overall student experience; enhanced TEF performance; completion of meaningful research into use of new technology in teaching; cross university partnerships; and development of programs to foster support for associated start-up and scale-up businesses.

11 ways our Learning and Development Managers can help you to embed technology into your curriculum:

  1. Integration and mapping of Evolution Scenarios to Modules/Programs
  2. Setup of Simulation for Students and Staff
  3. Provision of Accounts for all Students and Staff
  4. Launch of Evolution at the start of a Module/Program
  5. On-site Delivery to Students including head-to-head competitions
  6. Staff Training (on-site and on-line)
  7. Impact Research Survey Design
  8. Impact Research Data Collection
  9. Advice on Research Journal Articles
  10. Advice on Partnering with other HEIs
  11. Mid and End of Term site visits

We’re also going to The Association for Learning Technology in Liverpool in September so let me know if you fancy a chat and a coffee!

Why not contact me to set up a meeting? Drop me an email today: lesley.strachan@simventure.co.uk

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