For over two month no face-to-face lectures took place at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Stuttgart. Every year, 200 simulation-based courses are held for 5,000 students at the Faculty of Business and therefore the university faced a very special challenge. In May, the first virtual simulation-based seminar took place, during which two courses participated in the business simulation TOPSIM – General Management entirely online. In this article, Birgit Zürn and Stephan Kraft share their experience on how an online simulation-based seminar can be conducted.
Like many other universities, the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg had to switch to a digital semester. The business simulation needs to be played remote as well – even if it is offline. During the whole semester students from the bachelor Business Administration as well as from the bachelor European Business play TOPSIM – Startup! Production, which today is TOPSIM – Manufacturing Management. In this article, André Philipps shares his experience with offline simulations in distance learning format.
Serious Games, wargaming and gamification are becoming a new educational trend both in corporate trainings and university education due to their practical relevance and engaging atmosphere. In this article, we share 7 reasons why learners benefit from business simulations and show how you can use them as a new learning tool.
Distance learning, e-learning or learning anytime anywhere are fast becoming an essential part of educational systems and on-the-job trainings all over the world. What are the main advantages of online learning and how can TOPSIM help you facilitate your seminars completely remote? Learn more in this article.
In February 2020, Ruth Kühn-Krawolitzki and Katrin Uhlenkotte from the Institut für Technische Betriebswirtschaft (ITB) of FH Münster travelled to India to conduct a simulation-based seminar with TOPSIM – General Management at the CHRIST University in Bengaluru.