Educators Track


DATE

Tracks: Oct 4-29

LOCATION

HUBB

CONTACT

beyond@gbsn.org

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Taking you BEYOND the classroom, the Educators Track is designed for scholars, lecturers, trainers, and university faculty across disciplines who want to connect with like-minded colleagues on teaching innovations, research and pedagogy needed serve communities and develop talent the world needs now.

GBSN and Capsim have joined forces to help bring quality and experiential business learning to communities worldwide. Building on our experience from last year, we’re inviting scholars, lecturers, trainers, and academic faculty to design and develop an inbox simulation using current data, research, cases, and personal experiences.

As part of the Educators Track for GBSN Beyond, teams of 1-4 will design and build a 15-30 minute inbox simulation experience. These microsimulations will immerse learners in real-world scenarios and evaluate essential skills in a realistic context. 


What’s an Inbox Simulation?

Students want engaging learning experiences, and employers want career-ready graduates.

Completion of empirical and applied learning experiences provide applicants an advantage in the recruitment process.

CapsimInbox offers a validated, day-in-the-life microsimulation platform to help educators bring real-world learning experiences into any environment — giving students the practice and feedback they need to develop essential career skills in an authentic business context.

Students enter a familiar email environment and assume an employee’s role at a fictitious company. As they navigate real scenarios and make decisions by responding to emails and instant messages, CapsimInbox evaluates skill levels and provides immediate, actionable feedback for meaningful development.

How does the Microsim Development Lab work?

As part of the Educators Track for GBSN Beyond, teams of 1-4 will design and build a 15-30 minute inbox simulation experience. These microsimulations will immerse learners in real-world scenarios and evaluate essential skills in a realistic context. 

We are looking for creative and innovative geographic locations, cultures, scenarios, and skillsets not usually found in typical curricula and aligned with our chosen themes.


  1. Business in Health Studies
  2. Business in Environmental Security
  3. Business and Human Rights
  4. General / Miscellaneous

01

Business in Health Studies

The health studies dimension aims to facilitate and promote cross-sector collaboration by developing simulations that deliver scenarios where business, government, NGOs and educational institutions are working together on developing innovative solutions to complex health-related problems.

02

Business and Environmental Security

This dimension focuses on the role and responsibility of business towards achieving environmental security. Each industry has a responsibility to make a significant reduction in their carbon footprint. Businesses must demonstrate environmental awareness and involve all stakeholders in implementing its sustainability strategy.

03

Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights includes gender equality, anti corruption, vulnerable population protections, etc. The modern business environment must work as a representative and protector for human rights.

04

General / Miscellaneous

This dimension is for scholars, lecturers, trainers and academic faculty who are looking to develop a globally, yet locally relevant microsimulation that does not necessarily fit into any of the above categories.

Prizes

1st Place Prize

The winning team receives $5,000 and recognition as a CapsimInbox author with the opportunity to bring their simulation to market and earn royalties.

Participation

In addition to developing the timely skills of building meaningful, online teaching tools, each team that completes their version will have the opportunity to work with Capsim to bring their version to market and earn royalties

Capsim Representatives

  • Matthew Shell

    Market Development Manager
    Capsim Management Simulations
    USA
  • Kelsey Zimmermann

    Learning Experiences Coordinator
    Capsim Management Solutions
    USA

Judges

We are pleased to welcome back the winning team of the 2020 CapsimInbox Faculty Simulation Lab: Ethics in International Mining from Ashesi University

  • Dr. Takako Mino

    Lecturer, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Ashesi University
    Uganda
  • Jewel Thompson

    Adjunct Lecturer, Business Administration
    Ashesi University
    USA
  • Jennifer Seely

    Associate Professor of Politics
    Earlham College
    USA

How can you participate?

Register Your Team.

Complete the registration form by clicking the button below. We encourage teams of 2-3 members to help break up the work.

Registration is Open.

Submit your concept.

Complete the concept form and we will review all concepts to ensure alignment and viability.

Concept forms deadline: Sept 29

Build your microsim.

Start building your concept in the CapsimInbox Authoring Platform. Complete our certification course to hone your skills.

Microsims deadline: Oct 29

Team Formation and Registration

A team’s institution must be registered for GBSN Beyond to participate. Once, the institution is registered, each individual team member must complete an individual registration for GBSN Beyond. The simulation sign-up link will be included in the registration confirmation email. Only one team member will register the team for the simulation. The individual who submits the team registration will be the designated Team Captain.

Click here to see if your institution is registered.

Any questions?

Please join our CapsimInbox Development Lab Informational Webinar and Q&A Session Tuesday September 28th at 9:00 AM EDT.

Access the Participant Handbook HERE!