Spreadsheet Based Experiential Learning Environment For Project Management

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Conference Proceeding Article

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Research has demonstrated that people learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process. Games and simulations are especially effective as discovery learning approaches since they pull learners into the learning experience in interesting, fun and challenging ways. This article seeks to demonstrate the effective use of simulation and gaming technique in providing an engaging and high-energy approach to teaching the concepts and best practices of project management that will have practical and lasting value. The project management game described here provides a means of immersing people in situations that mimic the complexities of the real world, challenging them to take risks and make mistakes without real consequences.


Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Business | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

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Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics


Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference

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Phoenix, Arizona, December 11-14, 2011

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