• SBS Instructor Course

With constant technological advance and growing interactivity of digital media, the business education faces a challenge not to lag behind. The transfer of theoretical knowledge and development of practical skills in an interactive and engaging way can be quite a challenge.

Or it actually can be very easy. And you will not need to learn any coding.

Imagine a virtual world based on the laws of business that has numerous functional possibilities and is powered by virtual economy (natural human behaviour).

And there you will have the power to create variety of different scalable scenarios and templates within this environment to attract and engage your students in order to pass on your knowledge and skills.

What you need to do? Simply complete the course.

You will learn:

  • How Simformer Business Simulation operates.
  • How Developer Tools can be used to create various business simulations.
  • How to combine Simformer Business Simulations with already existing educational courses and materials.
  • How to integrate the simulations into a course on any educational platform or LMS.
  • How to create additional value for your existing courses and generate additional income.

The course includes:

  • Simformer platform overview.
  • Demo version of retail trade management in Simformer Business Simulation.
  • Methodical recommendations for Development and Adaptation of online courses and training sessions.
  • Simformer Instructional Design Guidelines.
  • The recording of a webinar by Minvydas Latauskas, head of product development of Simformer.
  • Simformer Business Simulation video tutorial.
  • Instructions "How to earn more with Simformer".

And don’t worry, as you will start this course Simformer team will be there for you, to answer the questions and help you any way possible.

Simformer Business Simulation is a multiuser business simulation environment, accessible through any browser. Every participant (or a team of participants) run their virtual company. The company may consist of various subdivisions: from extracting and processing natural resources to producing  finished goods and selling them to end users. Depending on the simulation settings for a particular case, at the beginning the participants receive a pre-configured company or just money fund. During the game, the participants can open a variety of subdivisions (the range of subdivisions depend on the simulation settings). Managing of  subdivisions includes all key business processes and functions: HR, production, marketing, sales, logistics, strategic management, finance, supply, etc. The actions of all participants are repeatedly processed by the system, depending on the frequency of business simulation turns. The Intensive mode is hourly turn- based, the Classic mode is daily turn-based.  The unique feature of Simformer Business Simulation is that the game world is not predetermined by algorithm. The participants have impact on the changes on the market, which in turn influences the actions of the participants. In addition, all participants are interconnected: they buy and sell the goods, equipment and raw materials to each others. These actions create  lifelike market environment with its risks and uncertainties.

Login on Simformer platform, using the login and password, which you received during the registration. Select the relevant course in the left treeview menu.

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In order to enter the simulation, click on the «Enter Simulation» link.

Simformer Business Simulation can be beneficial to a wide range of participants: university  professors, instructors, students, entrepreneurs, managers, e-learning specialists, business coaches and trainers.

The participants should have computers, web-browsers, internet connection; they need to be registered users or be a part of a registered team.

The participants can spend unlimited amount of time in the simulation. In fact, you would need to spend as much time as possible to develop your successful virtual business.

We also recommend testing your abilities in the business simulation before starting to play and become familiar with video guides, rules and other materials.

Login on Simformer platform, using the login and password, which you received during the registration. Select the relevant course. Watch the simulation video guide. In addition to that, there are a number of hints that could be found in the simulation, which will help you to select the  required number of employees, necessary equipment, salaries, etc.

Your virtual business will be interconnected with the virtual businesses of other participants; you will purchase and sell equipment, raw materials and finished goods.

The actions of all the paticipants are processed by the system with a certain intensity, depending on  the frequency of simulation turns.

In order to share one company, the participants have to divide into teams. The team uses one login and password to manage the virtual company. It is possible to access the simulation from one or several computers. All team members see the same functions in the simulation. Therefore, the participants must coordinate their decisions with each other, delegating the responsibilities and duties (e.g., subdivisions) or business functions (CEO, marketing, finance, HR, manufacturing, etc.).

No, but the Certificate of Completion can be used to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions. It can also be uploaded to your social networking sites.

SBS Instructor Course

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