11 November 2008

B-School Online Simulation $12.50 a Pop

A recent release from Harvard Business Publishing was highlighted last week at the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning: Root Beer Game, based on the classic (MIT) Beer Game from the 1960s.

The publisher dusted off the B-school classic and fashioned an online sim for students of Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. The Root Beer Game is not as complex as other sims but that's also its allure: basic principles that are highly digestible for undergraduate Business majors as well as MBA students.

Student access to this particular sim is $12.50 (full price $37.50) via credit card online or pre-payment by students' institution. Faculty can request full access to review sims in order to make selections.

Anyone can view a demo version of the Root Beer Game on the publisher web page. Click on the "Demo" link near the top of the description.

Descriptions of some other sims are located on the site and extensive curriculum materials can be searched by discipline, as well.

[No disclaimer for this blog entry....I don't have any association with the publisher and was introduced to the library of sims just last week.]

© 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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