The prompts below will help you set up your simCEO course to take advantage of the unique authentic learning environment.
This is not a formal document. Consider this a quick brainstorm session.Your responses are not binding in any way. Use it as a guide for when you set up your own simCEO course. If you cannot think of an answer, feel free to leave it blank.
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Examples (for a Marketing Course): The course will help you understand and create a marketing plan. The objective is to understand your customer. Outcomes: Students will be able to identify 6 types of customers. The student will be able to create a social media posts to engage different types of customers.
EXAMPLES: "a marketing plan" .... "social media posts targeted to a specific demographic" ... "a logo"... "a video to investors describing their prototype" ... etc.)
SimCEO allows instructors to create the environment (if desired) to better target the Learning Goals. Would you like the simulation take place in a specific era? In a specific location?
Example 1 Environment (time/place): Your simulation takes place in Boston in the year 1765.
Example 2: You must propose a solution to help keep the Mississippi River clean for the 20-mile stretch next to our hometown of Winona, Minnesota.
Example 1: Create a business that will be successful, help solve a social / societal problem, and strives to be carbon-neutral.
Example 2: Our project has many stages. We will complete one assignment each week. I am adding a special rule. Each week you MUST invest in at least two other students' solutions based on the quality of their answer for that week. Sometimes, you will be asked to share your rationale for your decision.
Example 1: Each of you will share a solution written to persuade the City Council to adopt your idea.
Example 2: Write a short story to help teach genetics to a 1st Grade student.
Examples: Our textbook.... PDF handouts... websites.... interviews with professionals... examples of excellence for a specific product...etc.
Review your answers to Question 1C above. Or, break down a big task into smaller assignments.
Assignments can be PUBLIC (answers viewed by all students) or PRIVATE (student answers are seen by the instructor only).
PUBLIC assignments are best if each student has their own context so that the products / solutions / answers are contextual. A strong answer for one student may not be the best answer for another. Examples of PUBLIC ASSIGNMENTS: "Create a logo for your company." or "Choose one of the marketing strategies from Chapter 5, and describe why it would be the best choice for your company."
PRIVATE assignments are best used when students answers will all be the same/similar or when students need to share confidential information with the instructor.Examples of PRIVATE ASSIGNMENTS: "Describe the three methods of production." or "Self-assess your company for strengths and weaknesses based on what you have developed thus far."
News articles introduce new information to the simulation.EXAMPLES OF NEWS: "A new law just passed stating that ____" . or "The Principal of our school, Mrs. ______ just announced that _________." or "A recent study says that by 2025 ______
Announcements can be reminders about specific content or resources. Or, they can be procedural reminders, suggestions, or advice.EXAMPLES OF ANNOUNCEMENTS: "If you want more background information about today's news article, visit www._____ .com ." or "As a reminder, everyone's business plan is due next Tuesday."