With MonsoonSIM, the following transformations are taking place:
For the learner:
- From learning by doing -- to -- learning by experiencing
- From learning by theory -- to -- learning by practicing
- From learning by remembering -- to -- learning by doing
For the educator/trainer:
- From being a teacher -- to -- being a conductor/facilitator/motivator
- From developing course content -- to -- configuring course content
- From teaching standard materials -- to -- teaching supplementary, non-standard materials (not already covered by MonsoonSIM)
MonsoonSIM takes a unique approach to learning by developing a multitude of business micro-concepts, which are then integrated into departmental concepts. Facilitators can effortlessly create custom business scenarios using these concepts, enabling learners to engage in self-exploration, self-discovery, and experimentation. Whether individuals or teams, learners have the flexibility to dive into the scenarios and uncover knowledge organically.
The beauty of MonsoonSIM lies in its progressive complexity. Initially, learners encounter a few fundamental business concepts, much like peeling the outer layers of an onion. It's a gradual journey where the complexity increases as learners become more receptive. As they delve deeper into the game, more knowledge reveals itself quickly, ensuring continuous learning without overwhelming the learners.
Moreover, MonsoonSIM is aligned with the principles of the Industrial 4.0 transformation. By embracing the platform, educators can tailor their curriculum to meet their specific requirements rather than being bound by a rigid pre-defined syllabus. This flexibility empowers Certified Trainers to design a curriculum that aligns with their objectives and maximizes the learning potential of their students.
MonsoonSIM allows facilitators to begin with a straightforward scenario, allowing learners to grasp business basics immediately. As learners progress and develop their understanding, facilitators can gradually introduce more complex business cases to challenge them and encourage further learning.
In a typical scenario, a facilitator would create a virtual environment, a virtual marketplace, and learners grouped in teams, forming virtual companies to compete. By making the teams compete with each other to achieve specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), the learners will learn much valuable knowledge from their experiences.
Here are some of the thought processes the learners have to go through:
- Identify and discover business opportunities
- Discover business concepts and reaffirm through application
- Understand the constraints and KPIs of the teammate
- Make assumptions and deductions
- Experiment with their hypothesis
- Discuss strategies with teammates and execute
- Observe results and dynamically evolve to new challenges
- Suffer the virtual consequences for missteps
- Learn from mistakes
This adaptability is a vital platform strength, as it can cater to learners across various educational levels. Whether it's primary students, middle school students, or even MBA schools, MonsoonSIM provides a versatile learning environment that can be tailored to suit the needs and abilities of different learners. The platform's scalability and adjustable complexity make it a valuable tool for educators across various educational settings and age groups.