Gamification and game theory are used to positively influence human behaviour. If used in the right way, they trigger intrinsic motivation which results in:
Business games and management simulations offer a hands-on experience, in which student teams run their own companies. Fast facts:
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Alice Shepherd of Leeds University Business School has won the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. She says the reason for success lies in the fact that students are “working together in a small group and competing with other groups while running competitor businesses within the module”. Teaching staff were very enthusiastic too. 97% of students strongly agreed that teaching staff were enthusiastic about this module. Shepherd: “the lecturers enjoy running the simulation and I think that’s reflected in the student feedback on our enthusiasm. Students come to appreciate the range of decisions that business managers have to make, and the need to be flexible and react to news items and competitor actions.”
Contemporary education has to do with turbulent developments. There are ambitious developments in the field of bildung, community formation, digitization and approaching the student as a partner. In addition, study programs face problems such as unmotivated students, high dropout rates and low study success. They also have to deal with rapid changes in the environment of their students and in the field for which they train their students. The new College Coins app and the complementary educational concepts respond to these developments and may, therefore, be the key to success.