Educational Technology

September 29, 2011

MIT releases new interactive simulation tool for educators

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by MIT School of Management

Teachers and students everywhere can now explore such scenarios through Fishbanks, an interactive, management flight simulator available online at no cost through the MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR) website. Designed by MIT Sloan School of Management Professor John Sterman to instruct the school’s MBAs about the challenges of sustainably managing common pool resources, this web-based simulation of the game can be played by an individual or in teams in a single session or over the course of a semester. The program was adapted and updated from a board game originally created by former MIT Sloan professor and alumnus Dennis Meadows. “Management flight simulators such as Fishbanks bring an experiential aspect to learning about complex systems,” says Sterman, who also directs the MIT System Dynamics Group. “They have more impact than simply listening to a lecture or engaging in a case study discussion.”

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