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Title: Evaluation of students’ experiences of developing transferable skills and business skills using a business simulation game
Authors: Begum, Marjahan
Newman, Richard
Keywords: Employability skills
Transferable skills
Learning using simulation
Module evaluation
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: BEGUM, M. and NEWMAN, R., 2009. Evaluation of students’ experiences of developing transferable skills and business skills using a business simulation game. IN: 39th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 18 - 21.
Abstract: Developing the business and transferable skills of students is a challenge in the higher education environment. The issue is how to simulate a business environment to give students a realistic experience. If it is possible to give a realistic experience, the next challenge is what are the best ways to measure if the students have actually developed their skills? This paper is about introducing a practice by creating an environment for students to develop their transferable and business skills using a computer simulated environment. The research aspect of this paper is about finding or not finding empirical evidence of students’ development of these skills. Finally this research also evaluates the course from students’ point of views based on their experience. The research uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate students’ development of these skills and their experience of the module.
Description: This is a conference paper [© IEEE]. It is also available at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5490
ISBN: 9781424447145
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Conference Papers and Presentations (Centre for Engineering and Design Education)

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