“Integrative learning is an approach where the learner brings together prior knowledge and experiences to support new knowledge and experiences.” – Edith Cowan University
It is becoming increasingly apparent of the importance for schools to adopt new learning techniques to prepare students for the work environment—specifically, experiential learning. This is learning by doing, experimenting, interacting and exploring, where students can apply the knowledge and concepts they’ve learnt in class towards real-life situations and issues.
Education for students can be transformational with the help of technology in the hands of the teachers. The world we live in today is dynamic, constantly shifting as technological advancements come to the forefront. The requirements of the workforce itself and in the skills that employers seek and value in their employees are changing as well, with soft skills rising to popular demand.
Placing great emphasis on immersive, integrative and experiential learning as the learning pedagogy when it comes to understanding and practicing business theory and concepts, MonsoonSIM’s business simulation and gamification education platform is the right tool to facilitate experiential learning and transform education for students in the classroom.
As the cloud-based ERP simulation and experiential learning software platform that covers over 13 interconnected business departments, MonsoonSIM enables teachers to configure business environments as facilitators and students to learn by doing. Not only does MonsoonSIM train problem-solving skills in a business environment, but it also leverages educational technology to enhance the education of students.
Students would be able to learn countless business concepts, among them in the field of accounting, economics, finance, management, logistics, human resources, data analytics and more, within a business context as they run their virtual business in a very competitive environment. This immersive platform comes with AI-based teaching assistants to assist the learning process and also robots that both compete and support the learners as they operate their virtual business.
MonsoonSIM makes it easier to teach. For teachers, MonsoonSIM is the educational tool that can simplify the teaching within a classroom. Teachers become facilitators and moderators in the learning process of their students. Instead of giving lectures, presentations or stating theoretical knowledge for students to memorize and remember, teachers can use MonsoonSIM’s interactive platform for students to apply the theories and concepts and make decisions in a safe, immersive environment that mimics the situations in a real-world business.
Moreover, with MonsoonSIM, there’s also more to teach. For teachers, the use of MonsoonSIM brings hundreds of business scenarios and settings at the tip of their fingers within easy reach. Teachers can easily and conveniently adjust the MonsoonSIM business simulation to suit the learning pace and progress of their students, tailoring it to be a perfect fit for their particular class. Additionally, teachers have the option to deploy the AI virtual teaching assistant feature in MonsoonSIM to act as a personal guide for each and every single learner.
On the other hand, from the perspective of the students, MonsoonSIM makes it easier to learn. The learning process of students are made easier and more interesting when they’re driven to seek out the knowledge themselves. Learning can be fun and interactive when students are personally invested and involved in the process. Instead of a one-way path of knowledge absorption, which is what happens for most classroom learning where teachers preach about the concepts and students try to memorize it all, it is much more effective for students to learn by doing and experiencing.
Furthermore, with MonsoonSIM, there’s also more to learn. For a learner, every MonsoonSIM session is a valuable, unique and relevant learning experience. Every MonsoonSIM transaction experienced by the students demonstrate the effects and consequences of making a specific business decision during a particular scenario. With much practice and self-reflection over their actions and decisions, students can have a more profound understanding over not just the correct application of business concepts, but also expand their mindset to see the bigger picture—the cause and effect, so to speak. There is now much more to think about and much more to learn.
MonsoonSIM’s business simulation and gamification education platform offers a unique, experiential learning opportunity for students and transforms the way business concepts are taught in class. MonsoonSIM looks forward to supporting more students worldwide in a way where there’s more to learn, easier to learn.