The University of Queensland has been working on a nationally funded Office for Learning and Teaching project on online business simulations and have two exciting announcements:
- Project Website: we have just launched our project website: http://www.bizsims.edu.au/. The site provides resources for business educators interested in using online simulations to develop graduate capabilities that may be difficult to develop or assess using traditional pedagogies. Resources include case studies, assessment guides, marking rubrics, simulation profiles, a student learning barometer and other tools. We would like to invite anyone interested in online business simulations to visit the website and join our project community. The website will continue to grow as we develop more resources and case studies.
- Forum on Business Graduate Capabilities: business graduate capabilities have taken on a new importance as a result of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), the development of threshold learning outcomes in several business fields as well as ongoing pressure from peak industry bodies to produce work ready graduates. We would like to invite you to a half-day forum showcasing three projects that have examined innovative pedagogies for developing business graduate capabilities. Presentations will include:
- Innovative Practices in Undergraduate Business Capstones – A/Prof Janis Bailey and Dr Liz van Acker, Griffith University
- Integrated Business Consulting – Reality Driven Rigour – A/Prof Christine Burton, University of Technology, Sydney
- Simulation-based Pedagogies in Business – Dr. Pierre Benckendorff, The University of Queensland
The forum offers a unique opportunity to network with peers, hear the latest thinking and gain insight into the role of pedagogy in the future of business education. Forums will be hosted in Sydney (10 November), Melbourne (11 November) and Brisbane (3 December). Further details are attached. The Melbourne forum has been timed to coincide with the National Peer Review of Assessment Network Forum (12 November) and the Curate, Credential and Carry Forward Digital Learning Evidence National Forum (13 November).
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