Welcome to GBSN Beyond’s first faculty simulation lab in partnership with CapsimInbox, where you will bring your work to life!
In the theme of “Beyond,” GBSN and Capsim are partnering to bring faculty an interactive and creative experience that takes knowledge Beyond the Classroom. As participants, you will have the opportunity to form teams and utilize your own research, case studies, experiences, and more to develop your own 45-60 minute CapsimInbox scenario, where students are tested on skills of your choosing. In our virtual global environment, now is the time to bring regional and culturally relevant experiences to life.
CapsimInbox is a microsimulation platform that simulates an email environment where learners face real-world scenarios. As faculty participants, you will use current data, research, cases, etc., to develop into the CapsimInbox simulation format and provide that information in the application concept. We are looking for creative and innovative geographic locations, cultures, scenarios, and skill sets not usually found in typical curricula.
The winning faculty team will be offered a cash prize, along with recognition as a CapsimInbox author and royalty rights. This opportunity allows for portfolio expansion beyond the normal written studies and a personal touch in the new wave of virtual experiential learning.
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What is CapsimInbox?
The easy and experiential way to engage and develop today’s learners.
60% of employers don’t believe that recent graduates are well-prepared for their jobs. CapsimInbox prepares learners to effectively apply the knowledge they’ve gained to real-world situations. Individuals are immersed in a role at a fictitious company and must choose what they believe are the best responses to various real-world scenarios. Responses indicate proficiency levels on the skills being measured, such as communicating, prioritizing, managing talent, generating solutions and many more.
As faculty member participants, you are to take current data, research, cases, etc., that you would like to see in CapsimInbox simulation format and provide that information in the application concept. We are looking for creative and innovative geographic locations, cultures, scenarios, and skill sets not usually found in typical curricula.
Ex: You are an Indian manager of an Ethiopian garment factory and are running into cultural barriers for process understanding.
CapsimInbox is a microsimulation platform that simulates an email environment where learners face real-world scenarios. As faculty member participants, you are to take current data, research, cases, etc., that you would like to see in CapsimInbox simulation format and provide that information in the application concept. We are looking for creative and innovative geographic locations, cultures, scenarios, and skill sets not usually found in typical curricula.
The winning faculty team will be offered a 5,000 USD cash prize, as well as recognition as a CapsimInbox author with the opportunity to bring the simulation to market and earn royalties! Every participating team will be offered the opportunity to work with Capsim and bring their version to market with the potential to earn royalties.
(End of August)
|This is your opportunity to explore all of the unique resources provided by Capsim, as well as participate in the IAP Certification course!|
|Working with your team, or as an individual, you will be able to brainstorm a one-of-a-kind scenario roles, skills, and components that are integrated in your simulation.|
|In this phase, you will be working directly with the Capsim team to bring your ideas to life!|
|Final submission due.|
|Watch as different participants use your simulation in a real-life setting. Interact with users and participate in the competition!|
Faculty have the opportunity to participate as individuals or teams of up to 3 including instructional designers, research assistants, and/or PhD students (no more than 3 members). Faculty teams are encouraged to diversify in areas of expertise, universities/schools, and geographic regions.
Please use the registration form link provided for the simulation after your institution has registered for GBSN Beyond. Shortly after your submission, you and your team members will be provided with access to the CapsimInbox Authoring Platform to begin creating your microsimulation. Click here for a list of registered institutions
If you have not received a registration link, please click here.
Teams should register before Wednesday, September 30th at 10:00 PM Eastern Time.
Once resources and the concept development process has been completed, teams are to curate their concept form no later than Thursday, October 1st at 10:00 PM EDT to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
These resources are unique to Capsim and can be discovered in detail here. In the spirit of accessibility and inclusivity, we are offering an institutional rate which allows an unlimited number of persons (students, faculty, and administrators) per institution to register and participate in all track activities and the virtual event – reflecting our commitment to supporting schools during these challenging times. Before registering as an individual, please check with your institution to see if your organization is already registered. Here is the list of registered institutions.
CapsimInbox Guided Tour
This web-based tool will allow you to explore the CapsimInbox participant experience in less than 5 minutes. This will include a walkthrough of the user interface, describe different types of email and instant message responses that can be created, demonstrate the company drive functionality, and provide a sample on how participants select email responses. Additionally, this Guided Tour will describe how participants will be provided with instantaneous reports that will showcase their overall performance, developmental index, self-awareness levels, and skill gaps.Add image
This web-based demo will provide an abridged experience of CapsimInbox: Human Resources as an example. This 5-minute demo will provide you with a few examples of scenarios in the form of emails and instant messages that you can respond to. This demo will also introduce you to the user interface of CapsimInbox and display how email content and responses can be authored to create an immersive and engaging experience.
Describes the (5) criteria that GBSN and Capsim will be utilizing to assess each created CapsimInbox. During the virtual event, attendees will be provided with access to experience all versions created by participating teams. This section will also describe how GBSN Beyond attendees can vote for their favorite version during the virtual conference. Based on these (5) criteria and attendee feedback, Capsim and GBSN will determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place competition winners.
The case templates document details (4) simulation templates that your team can choose from that will define your simulation’s scenario and key skills to be assessed. These templates were created to be in line with GBSN’s mission and will provide a general scenario, topical area, and suggested skills to be assessed. You have the option to focus on your own topic that relates to GBSN’s mission as well, such as sustainability.
The concept form is how teams will submit their concept to be approved by GBSN and Capsim to proceed. After reviewing the Competition Resource Page, teams will complete the Concept Form by defining what scenario they would like to pursue, indicate key information such as the fictional participant role, skills that will be assessed, primary subject/topical areas, the industry and country(ies) the version is set in, and the name of the version they are creating. Teams will have the option to contact Capsim to conduct a “Concept Check” in order to ensure that the CapsimInbox Authoring Platform can bring their vision to life.
1-Hour Certification Course
This 1-hour certification will provide teams with a walkthrough tutorial on how to navigate the CapsimInbox Authoring Platform, provide best practices on how to create content, and demonstrate all features and functionality. This Certification Course is expected to take one hour to complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
This section provides answers to common questions related to authoring CapsimInbox microsimulations. Topics include: judging criteria, winner announcement, suggested simulation length/duration, Capsim Support info, and a recommended developmental timeline.
Final simulations are due before Monday, November 2nd at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.
In this first ever faculty experience, who better to judge the experiential learning platforms than the students themselves? In a twist of events, students (and others) will be provided the opportunity to go through the different simulations in a live demo. They will rank based on favorites and whether they meet the five central criteria.
|How well did the version relate to the subject area selected?||Did the version create a realistic, high fidelity experience?||Was the version experience clear and concise in that the time investment was relative to the value of the participant?||Does the version have broad use in academia globally?||Was the version creative and fun to experience?|
Code of Conduct
GBSN Beyond Faculty Simulation — Terms
The following terms apply to participation in this competition (“Team Competition”). Entrants may create original solutions, prototypes, visual content, data sets, scripts, or other content, materials, solutions, or discoveries (a “Submission”). All submissions will abide by the GBSN Conduct Statement Below.
Unethical behavior, including but not limited to plagiarism or academic dishonesty, will automatically lead to the disqualification of the team, as well as banning from future competitions for a period of time to be determined by GBSN, and notification of the representatives of the school.
Photos, videos, and/or other media may be taken in the GBSN Team Competition. By entering and attending this virtual event, you acknowledge and agree that your likeness may be included in photos and videos of the event and used by GBSN and/or CapsimInbox in connection with communications about the GBSN Team Competition or in other communications.
Capsim will prompt all users after the registration process to sign an agreement in accordance to Capsim intellectual property rights, royalty information, and licensing agreements, along with other information.
If you do not agree to this usage, please do not attend and contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tools for Virtual Communication
Most of the Simulation Lab work will be conducted directly on the CapsimInbox platform. We will be using Zoom for the webinar resources, which will also be recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Zoom will also be used for all conversations, trainings, etc. in the development stage. Pathable is the chosen virtual event tool for the GBSN Beyond experience. Though Zoom is integrated, Pathable allows for networking, vendor hall communication, and more.
Once successfully registered, teams will be given their slot time information one week prior to the event.
For any program questions or requests, please email GBSN’s Maddie Handler at email@example.com
For any technology questions or requests, please email Capsim’s Matt Shell at firstname.lastname@example.org
CapsimInbox is a one-of-a-kind simulated email experience that measures key career skills with every reply. Capsim is the leading program developer for virtual experiential learning all over the world. With the award-winning Inbox experience, individuals are immersed in a role at a fictitious company and must choose what they believe are the best responses to various real-world scenarios. For more information visit: https://go.capsim.com/inbox/