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How simulation software can help foster decision making skills

Published on 24 April 2024

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Why Business Simulations Are the Key to Effective Team Building?

Published on 17 April 2024

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Can business simulation software improve Long-Term Skill Development?

Published on 15 April 2024

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Evaluating the Impact of Business Simulations on Student Retention

Published on 11 April 2024

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Brightbird Blog: Embracing the Benefits of a Sticky Campus

Published on 5 April 2024

A term that is increasingly gaining momentum at universities regarding onboarding strategies is "sticky campus." So what exactly is a ‘sticky campus’ and what does the phrase entail?

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The Challenges of Emergency Online Teaching: Lessons for Operations Management Educators

Published on 23 October 2023

Today, we will take a dive into one of the captivating sections explored in the insightful article "Lessons Learned from the Pandemic.". Our main focus will be on the significant implications this holds for educators in the field of operations management.

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The Lessons Learned From the Pandemic: Student Feedback & its implications

Published on 17 October 2023

In this blog post, we will delve into one of the sections covered in the thought-provoking article "Lessons Learned From the Pandemic." Specifically, we will focus on the valuable insights gained through student feedback. As educators navigated the challenges of emergency online teaching, gathering...

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Adapting Operations Management Education for Online Delivery: Lessons Learned From the Pandemic

Published on 16 October 2023

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Teaching Sustainable Business Practices

Published on 21 September 2023

The concept of the 'triple bottom line' in business refers to the consideration of not just financial profits, but also the impact on the environment and society. This approach, also known as the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) indicators, provides a comprehensive assessment of a...

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On Campus: Lancaster University

Published on 21 September 2023

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Preparing for sustainable teaching and learning

Published on 18 September 2023

In comparison to their counterparts in other countries, U.S. teachers express a lack of preparedness to teach lessons on sustainability, despite its growing importance in national and international policies.

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Gamification: The Power of Collaboration

Published on 7 September 2023

Start of the academic year 2023/24. The implementation of a passive approach to learning has been a detrimental stain on education, often stemming from teacher burnout and shortages in schools worldwide. Unfortunately, this issue was exacerbated during the pandemic, as teachers resorted to...

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Bright Birds: New Features

Published on 31 August 2023

As the new academic year begins, we hope you had a delightful holiday season. At Edumundo, we've been hard at work this summer to bring you exciting new features. Let us introduce you to some of the latest innovations we've implemented.

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Enhancing Accounting Courses with Simulations

Published on 27 July 2023

This month, our webinar delved into using business simulations in accounting and finance courses/modules. We explored the innovative ways in which these simulations can enhance the learning experience for students, providing them with practical and immersive opportunities to apply their knowledge...

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When is the next big wave of Innovation?

Published on 14 July 2023

As students make the transition from school to university, they are faced with common challenges. However, it is important to recognize that they are a diverse group, each with their own unique needs and aspirations. The importance of catering to these individual requirements in order to truly...

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Why Gamify Onboarding and Induction?

Published on 30 June 2023

With the growing number of international students at University of Salford, the community began to feel a sense of disconnection as different cultures and backgrounds were mixed together. This led to an increase in social challenges and misconduct cases, as the university had to adapt to a wider...

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Learning through Gamification

Published on 23 June 2023

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Why top school students fail in higher education

Published on 16 June 2023

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Gamification of Student Onboarding

Published on 31 May 2023

Gamification of STUDENT ONBOARDING AND INDUCTION In Higher Education Live discussion about smooth transitions of students from school to higher education.

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Webinar: Teaching Non-Business Students

Published on 22 May 2023

Our special guest was Edwin Phiri. Edwin specialises in marketing and strategic thinking at the Fashion Business School at the London College of Fashion which resides within the University of the Arts London. He has over 15 years as a subject expert and made the move from Birkbeck to the University...

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Loughborough University Round up

Published on 18 May 2023

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Collaborative Online International Learning

Published on 9 May 2023

Collaboration is part of the cultural DNA of academia. We share research, resources, people and ideas. This DNA creates a solid foundation for the sort of initiatives that evolve into Collaborative Online International Learning, or COIL for short. COIL is like the collaborations of old but with a...

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Gameplay Event: May 2023 - Recap

Published on 5 May 2023

Participants from 11 different countries and 23 different academic institutions (and one competitor company) joined us on Wednesday for a Gameplay event. Edumundo has previously done Game-Play events with similar formats but this time was a little different.

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Student Wellbeing: Edumundo at Microsoft

Published on 24 April 2023

On the 13th of April, the Student Well-being event was held at Microsoft's headquarters in Amsterdam. The event was organized by Edumundo to inform educators about how education can play a role in a student’s well-being. There were 9 speakers present with many interesting topics and conversations...

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Upcoming Event: Business Simulations Game-Play

Published on 20 April 2023

Deepen your understanding of experiential learning with business simulations by trying it out yourself while competing against other academics from around the world.

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Webinar: Deans Den Ep 2

Published on 15 March 2023

In the second instalment of the Edumundo webinar series "Deans' Den" Dr Peter Wolstencroft of the Liverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moores University discusses how and why the decision was made to deploy business simulations across the entire business school through a strategic...

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Podcast: Feeling safe enough to fail

Published on 14 March 2023

This podcast episode addresses the fear of failure when learning as an adult and what can be done to create a safer environment for adults to reap the benefits of higher education. This is discussed through the prism of using business simulations for teaching business related subjects at university...

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5 Reasons for a Strategic Partnership

Published on 13 March 2023

1) How are you going to use business simulations to create a coherent offer? The simulations are not a standalone project. They become the centre and not an addon. The purpose is to create a strand of experiential learning from the foundation level up to masters level. This creates a coherence in...

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Cross-Modular Learning in Business Subjects

Published on 7 March 2023

Most university courses operate with a modular system. This is to give students more flexibility and some would argue, lighten the workload of module conveners. This, however, creates challenges for program leaders wanting to embed cross-modular learning that appeals to a wider student audience....

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Artificial intelligence in Business Education

Published on 24 February 2023

Students have been searching the web for answers to academic questions since the advent of the search bar. People started asking their phones, their kitchens and anything with a microphone and an assistant for answers to the questions we sought. It was rather unlikely that a smartphone assistant...

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The MBA - Developing Future Leaders Through Business Simulations

Published on 6 January 2023

"The good thing about the simulation is that it makes reference to some of the core management concepts, as well so it's not giving something alien to them, it's structurally aligned to their learning." Dr. Dane Anderton December's MBA webinar with guest speaker,Dr. Dane Anderton, Senior Lecturer...

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Developing Business Education to Help Students Achieve Their Goals

Published on 4 January 2023

Beyond the Bottom Line Those in business education probably know that “the bottom line” is a phrase borrowed from accounting. In one way or another every business decision leads to an impact that affects the bottom line. It means that after all the inflow and outflows are accounted for the bottom...

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The Importance of Student Engagement When Looking at ROI

Published on 4 January 2023

Understanding that when students are engaged in learning and are using learning tools that enhance that engagement, they are leaving classrooms with knowledge and skills that create a well-rounded student who is far better prepared and more confident and capable of entering the workforce. Going to...

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Improving Student Engagement and Testing Theory in Business Education

Published on 2 December 2022

Looking for the Laboratory When it comes to improving student engagement, social sciences and humanities are at a disadvantage. Natural sciences, engineering, arts and computer science courses usually have time specifically timetabled for practical application of theory. In business-related...

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North Sea Business Games Competition - Autumn 2022

Published on 30 November 2022

122 students, 26 teams, 2 days, 2 universities, 1 winner!

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Using Business Simulations to Develop Students' Employability Skills

Published on 18 November 2022

"The results of the Internal Student Survey (ISS) showed that students found it particularly useful to have something so competitive, so interactive and so different to what they have done before. What they shared with me was how much their experience was enhanced." Dr. Konstantina Skritsovali On...

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Four Ways Business Simulations Emulate the Real World of Business

Published on 8 September 2022

"Authenticity, for me, is about how knowledge will be used in a real-life context. We're trying to, in a sense, build in the idea of real-life experience within modules that we teach." Dr. Vincent Rich, Principal Lecturer, University of Westminster Earlier this year the Financial Times wrote about...

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Developing Soft Skills Through Business Simulations

Published on 13 July 2022

"Students tend to develop a lot of skills through the application of theoretical elements in the simulation."

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Teaching the SDGs Through Business Simulations

Published on 9 June 2022

"This is the right time to teach students that these "Goals" are often at odds with one another, as well as how private firms are contributing to meeting them. It's important for students to identify how to develop a number of pathways for firms to contribute positively to these Goals through their...

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Assurance of Learning (AoL) Through Business Simulations

Published on 31 May 2022

"I wanted a simulation; I wanted active learning. Today students want a multi-media, interactive experience; t hey don't want to be taught the way we were taught." Dr Joel Rudin On Wednesday, May 11, we held a webinar together with guest speaker, Professor and Assistant Chair, Dr Joel Rudin from...

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Developing Student Competencies Through Business Simulations (1/2)

Published on 9 May 2022

"We did some research with employers and the feedback was that they weren't getting graduates with good skills in working with others. This informed our experiential learning strategy and is core to how and why we're rolling out the simulation to a much wider cohort and number of courses: to equip...

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Developing Student Competencies Through Business Simulations (2/2)

Published on 9 May 2022

On page two of this article we take a look at Shauna and Renata's approaches to teaching Generation 'Y' and 'Z', as well covering a couple of great questions from the Q&A session we held towards the end of the webinar. If you missed page one of this article, click here.

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How Business Simulations Provide Real-World Experience for Students

Published on 7 April 2022

"When the students get into the simulation, some of the strategy choices that they have to make link back to the models they've covered in previous sessions, such as Porter's 'Five Forces.'" David Preece, Associate Professor, BYU Hawaii On Tuesday 22nd March we held a webinar together with guest...

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Teaching Strategic Management Through Business Simulations

Published on 22 March 2022

"Part of my PG Certificate investigated group work and simulations to identify the problem I had with student engagement. Business simulations have been reported to close that application gap by exposing students to real business situations to apply skills and theory in a safe environment. It...

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Recap - North Sea Business Games, 2022

Published on 4 March 2022

108 students, 24 teams, 3 days, 2 universities, 1 winner!

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Edumundo Merges Business Operations to Become One Global Company

Published on 1 March 2022

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The Deans' Den - School-Wide Experiential Learning

Published on 22 February 2022

"We wanted our taught students to have a deep-learning experience where at each level of their study they'd have opportunities to work with industry but we also wanted that experience to be underpinned with data-driven simulations and immersive experiences. The work we are doing with Edumundo is...

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Authentic Learning - Creating Real World Scenarios

Published on 21 December 2021

"Authenticity, for me, is about how knowledge will be used in a real-life context. We're trying to, in a sense, build in the idea of real-life experience within modules that we teach."

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Business Sustainability - Teaching ESG

Published on 16 December 2021

"Whatever companies think they can and can't do, these are real challenges that relate to what companies do. The question is how they are able to influence the pace of transition through breakthrough and systemic innovations to meet very specific targets whilst ensuring negative trade-offs do not...

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Reflective Practice Using Business Simulations

Published on 26 October 2021

"I think tourism policy and tourism management ideas and theories will change over the next 20 years but the ability to use philosophical systems of thought as required, as almost tools in a toolbox, I think is incredible. And that's something that I think the business simulation allows you to do."...

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The MBA - Management in the 'New Normal'

Published on 5 October 2021

The Master of Business Administration, commonly known as 'the MBA', is one of the most sought after degrees across the world. With many providers charging upwards of £45,000 per year, students see the MBA as their pathway to senior management or ownership of their own business. Its value in...

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New Partnership with Salford Business School

Published on 20 September 2021

We are delighted to announce a new, extended partnership with Salford Business School, providing our suite of business simulations for their students across their foundation, undergraduate, and postgraduate programmes.

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The Best of Both Worlds - Four Tips For Effective Hybrid Learning

Published on 3 September 2021

What is Hybrid Learning? Hybrid learning involves the synchronous teaching of two different groups of students: one group is in the classroom/lecture theatre while the other is remote, watching the session online, typically via lecture capture software. It's not to be confused with blended learning...

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The 'Old-New' - Returning to On-campus Teaching

Published on 26 August 2021

With the next academic year creeping around the corner, we've put together some tips to help academic and teaching staff adjust to the 'new normal' when they return to campus. You may have thought of many of these already but hope some will serve as useful reminders when the whirlwind of a new...

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Five Ways Business Simulations Improve Learning Outcomes

Published on 13 August 2021

What are Business Simulations? We refer to 'Business simulations' in the same way as 'management simulations' or 'business games'. Our simulations are designed for educational purposes - not 'business tycoon games'; they're something quite different!

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Experiential Learning Using Business Simulations

Published on 28 July 2021

"To be able to apply learning tools that draw on their [students'] own experiences is absolutely invaluable in helping them understand deeper theoretical concepts." Dr. Keith Halcro Following on from May's webinar on experiential learning in relation to student engagement, we decided one was not...

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Meet the Authors - Culture and Inter-Cultural Communication Edubook

Published on 15 June 2021

In June, we published a new Edubook on the topic of culture and inter-cultural communication. This Edubook was written by leading experts in inter-cultural communication, Fons Trompenaars and Riana Schreuders. In this feature, we recap on our interview with these Authors, uncovering the motives...

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Improving Student Engagement Through Business Simulations

Published on 2 June 2021

"For me, student engagement is active learning." Dr. Vassilliki Bamiatzi On Tuesday 25th May, we hosted a webinar to discuss the topic of student engagement with an emphasis on experiential learning through management simulations.

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Employability Skills in Higher Education

Published on 6 May 2021

Preparing students for the workplace after, typically, three/four years of academic study is one of many challenges Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) face when it comes to providing value for money in their degree programmes.

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2021 Stimulations Competition - Reykjavik University

Published on 22 March 2021

80 students compete to become Champion of the Chocolate Market!

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“Learn by doing” – Business Simulations at Durham University

Published on 1 March 2021

The transition to online teaching as a primary medium of instruction and the setup and management of virtual learning environments (VLEs) was well underway before Covid-19 hit. Many academics were well prepared for this transition to online teaching and learning.

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North Sea Student Competition, 2021 - Be bold and take risks!

Published on 15 February 2021

258 students, 40 teams, 3 universities, 2 days, 1 winner!

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5 Top Tips to Increase Student Engagement

Published on 3 February 2021

As universities across the UK revert to online learning as the sole medium of instruction at a time when 'lockdown fatigue' kicks in, student engagement could not be more important.

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Published on 26 November 2020

Webinar: Student Onboarding - Transition in Higher Ed Increase Student Progression and Retention

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How Business simulations and Edubooks support online teaching

Published on 24 March 2020

As you might expect, Edumundo is receiving a lot of enquiries about how our online solutions can support online teaching. Therefore, it might be useful to know how our business simulations and Edubooks have been delivered online over the past nineteen years.

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Minister for education announces investment

Published on 12 March 2020

Edutech scale-up Edumundo raised an investment of €1.2 million at a consortium, consisting of the investors Capital Mills, InnovationQuarter, and the Edumundo founders. The 'educational publisher of the future', located in The Hague, is led by a group of relatively young lovers of education....

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Technology in teaching: how does it enhance the learning experience

Published on 16 December 2019

In this continuously changing environment, lecturers must find new and different ways to engage their students. How can one utilize technology to their advantage and enhance the learning experience for the student?

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Flipping the classroom - a fad or the future standard of learning?

Published on 16 December 2019

Today we speak with Alice Shepherd from the University of Leeds, Cathy Myles from Leeds University Business School and Dr Keith Halcro from Glasgow Caledonian University to talk about their experiences and the challenges they faced.

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