A Concept for the Integration of Online Business Games into Blended Learning Scenarios

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Business games have a long tradition in corporate learning and are experiencing a comeback these days because of their unique capability to provide learning through experience. Based on the extended model of learning through experience by David Kolb, it is possible to integrate online business games into blended learning scenarios in corporate learning using its main advantages such as mastering complexity, the achievement of higher cognitive objectives, learning from mistakes without risk through trial and error, learning from operating experience through time-lapse and particularly strong learner motivation. The German insurance industries are using business simulations to teach learners how to act in environments with complex business and economic inter-relationship networks. Using the example of the closed, stochastic and single player online business game SiVa a simulation of an insurance agency a concept of a blended learning scenario and its theoretical background are presented.

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  • 1. ECGBL 2009 Welcome ECGBL 2009 3. European Conference on Games Based Learning Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 2. ECGBL 2009 A Concept for the Integration of Online Business Games into Blended Learning Scenarios based on Kolbs Experiential Learning Theory Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 3. ECGBL 2009 inside Business Group Business Activities Full Service Provider in Corporate Learning Consulting, Conceptual Design, Realization, Integration, Marketing, Controlling Insurance and Finance Industries e-Learning und Blended Learning All from one source! Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 4. ECGBL 2009 Corporate Education in the Insurance Industry in Germany Status Quo The education of the sales personnel is regulated by law (European Insurance Contract Act) 75% are self-employed workers (exclusively bound to one insurance company) Education in the insurance industries is strictly regulated! Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 5. ECGBL 2009 Corporate Education in the Insurance Industry in Germany Status Quo Situation A well educated attendee becomes a self-employed manager of an insurance agency Questions Is there enough knowledge about the network of business and economic interrelationships in an insurance agency? Does he know enough about time management and self-management? Is he able to organize himself and the agency? Does he posses business acumen? Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 6. ECGBL 2009 Corporate Education in the Insurance Industry in Germany Status Quo Situation A well educated attendee becomes a self-employed manager of an insurance agency Working life does not forgive mistakes. In working life mistakes cannot be made undone. In working life mistake often are painful. Consequences mostly become apparent only a long time after they have been made mostly too late. Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 7. ECGBL 2009 Corporate Education in the Insurance Industry in Germany Challange Improvement of the education to prepare the attendees for their future working life as self-employed workers Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 8. ECGBL 2009 Online Business Games An attempt to prepare attendees for their later working Why dont we simulate an insurance agency??? Illustrate the complex network of business and economic interrelationships General Economic Implications Individual Implications in Insurance Agencies Planning, Self-Management, Time Management, Business Analysis risk-free in time-lapse with fun through trial and error Learning by Experience Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 9. ECGBL 2009 SiVa An Insurance Agency Simulation Realization with Experts from the Insurance Industries From subject matter experts for real working life! Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 10. ECGBL 2009 Design of SiVa Basic Simulation Principle: Activities, Actions and Key Figures Weekly planning and extrapolation for the monthly status Planning Status Planning weekly monthly weekly Activties Extrapolation Activties & Results Calculation Actions Actions Month Next Month Simulation Time: 18 Months Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 11. ECGBL 2009 Design of SiVa Basic Simulation Principle: Activities, Actions and Key Figures Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 12. ECGBL 2009 Design of SiVa Basic Simulation Principle: Activities, Actions and Key Figures Control mechanisms Activities and Actions Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 13. ECGBL 2009 Design of SiVa Basic Simulation Principle: Activities, Actions and Key Figures Control mechanisms Activities and Actions Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 14. ECGBL 2009 Design of SiVa Basic Simulation Principle: Activities, Actions and Key Figures Control mechanisms Activities and Actions Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 15. ECGBL 2009 Design of SiVa Basic Simulation Principle: Activities, Actions and Key Figures Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 16. ECGBL 2009 Design of SiVa Basic Simulation Principle: Activities, Actions and Key Figures Status indication by quantitative and qualitative Key Figures Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 17. ECGBL 2009 Design of SiVa Basic Simulation Principle: Activities, Actions and Key Figures Status indication by quantitative and qualitative Key Figures Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 18. ECGBL 2009 Design of SiVa Basic Simulation Principle: Activities, Actions and Key Figures Status indication by quantitative and qualitative Key Figures Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 19. ECGBL 2009 Design of SiVa Basic Simulation Principle: Events Randomly created events Planning Status Planning weekly monthly weekly Activties Extrapolation Activties & Results Calculation Actions Actions pos. Events neg. Month Next Month Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 20. ECGBL 2009 SiVa and Blended Learning The (inside) Definition of Blended Learning Combination of e-Learning with traditional learning and training concepts More method-mix, less media- or technologie-mix Multiphase Concept Face-to-face-training, online-learning, transfer into practice Supervision by the e-tutor FAQ, problem solving, group cohesiveness, motivation Nice-Guide-on-the-Side Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 21. ECGBL 2009 SiVa and Blended Learning David Kolbs Model for Learning by Experience adaped for GBL 1 Gaming Experience 4 Trial in new Gaming Observation Situations and Reflecion 2 Creation of abstract Concepts 3 Learning Prozess Author: Dr. Patrick Blum inside Unternehmensgruppe 2009
  • 22. ECGBL 2009 SiVa and Blended Learning Extended Model for Learning by Experience in Blended Learning Scenarios Introduction Motivation for and Gaming Motivation Experiences 1 Gaming Experience 4 Joint Analysis Trial in new of the playful Gaming Observation Experiences New Input Situations and Reflecion Explanation of theoretical Background 2 Creation of abstract...

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