The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Thursday, June 9 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
From Brynania to Business: Designing an Evidence-Based Educational Simulation From an Exploration of a Real Time Blended Model (2:00 - 2:30) LIMITED

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Open Session Limited to 20 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

This study provided an opportunity to look across disciplines and beyond regular roleplaying and standard digital-based business games to a successful, long running unique blended simulation in a different yet related field. The lessons learned from the “anywhere anytime” simulation design of a capstone project for undergraduates in a Political Science course at McGill University provide guidance for the design of a similar simulation model for use in undergraduate business courses at Capilano University in North Vancouver. 

The results of the data collected through surveys, focus groups, interviews and field observations of the simulation which was conducted from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. each day through emails, social media and face to face informal and formal meetings (in the midst of the rest of "regular life") suggest that students are highly engaged and productive.

A community was created during the week and the instructor involvement and modelling influenced the outcomes.  Some gender differences in expectations and engagement were found. Sixteen design principles were distilled from the study for use in a future role play simulation.

Nancy Nowlan, Faculty, Capilano University 

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Nancy Nowlan

Faculty, Capilano University
I'm a long time business instructor at Capilano University and a very old doctoral student in Education at SFU! Finishing my research into simulations and looking forward to sharing with others.

Thursday June 9, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Maranello Conference Room (Third Floor)

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