Michael Sutton, one of the Institute’s Fellows, and his co-author Kevin Allen (former advertising executive turned educator) have recently published a book on game-based learning… Emotify, The Human Element in Game-Based Learning, Serious Games and Experiential Education.
In the book, the authors propose an actionable work plan, based on tried and tested research, for those who wish to harness the power of game-based learning. It covers a spectrum of topics ranging from basic concepts to pragmatic approaches for marketing in order to help readers succeed in their game-based learning endeavours.
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We are delighted to announce that Nele Leosk (Estonia), and Eric Anderson (Canada) have been elected as Fellows of the Institute.
Nele is a researcher and consultant in the government innovation and digital governance domain with experience supporting public sector modernisation initiatives in over forty countries across Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. She has served as the as Programme Director of eGovernance Academy in Estonia and as an expert for the Estonian’s parliament’s Foresight Centre. She has also worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Estonia and in the Finnish Institute of Public management and has consulted for the OECD and the UNDP.
Nele holds BA in Philology and Educational Sciences (Tallinn University), an MA in Public Communications (Tallinn University), a Masters of Research in Political & Social Science and a PhD in Digital Governance (both from European University Institute, Italy).
Eric is a business excellence professional with three decades’ experience working in a wide variety of functional roles including, marketing, operations and IT. He has a detailed knowledge of logistics and quality management and has built on this to support the public sector in areas of transportation, natural resources, health care, and justice, He has lived for extended period of time in Turkey and Switzerland and has worked in the Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
Eric holds holds a BA from the University of British Columbia, a Diploma of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, an MBA from Royal Roads University in Canada, and a Diploma of Management Consulting from the Graduate Management School of Grenoble (France). He is a Certified Management Consultant.
Hubro Education (Merville & Emil), Games Without Frontiers (Nadine & Tim), and Vito (Bart)
Congratulations to all the competition finalists and to the games which took home awards at this year’s International Business Learning Games Competition. The Award Winners were:
Game of the Year (Digital)
Games Without Frontiers (UK)
Game of the Year (Non-Digital)
Risk & RACE
Chair’s Choice Award
Hubro Marketing Simulation
Hubro Education (Norway)
People’s Choice Award
You Plus (Mexico)
The games showcased in the 2019 finals were:
Allocate Strategic Thinking Simulation (Malaysia)
Create Powerful Moments (Denmark)
European Monetary Union Policy Game (Spain)
HIGHER – License to Recruit (Denmark)
Hubro Marketing Simulation (Norway)
Mississippi Bubble Game (Colombia)
Moving Tomorrow – A Cultural Journey (Germany)
Prendo’s ‘mutari’ Simulation (UK)
Profit Games, Courses and Simulations (Sweden)
Risk & RACE (Belgium)
Thinking Hats (Poland / Ireland)
About The International Business Learning Games Competition
Now in its fourth year, the International Business Learning Games Competition was created to encourage the use of new, innovative approaches to professional development by promoting the use of Learning Games as an educational technology. It recognises achievements and acknowledges the best games in the field from around the globe, inspiring the development of new innovative learning games for business.
Games are judged by an international panel of judges that combines expertise in business, pedagogy and game design, using a specially developed evaluation framework with input from educational experts and serious game designers. For more information on the competition see: BusinessLearningGames.com
About The Business Excellence Institute
The Business Excellence Institute is a membership body, with members on five continents, dedicated to helping people – and the organizations they work for – deliver outstanding results for all their stakeholders. It promotes business excellence as a multi-disciplinary profession, excellence in management, and the use of innovative approaches to personal and organizational development. Through its members, it supports organisations ranging from small family run businesses to federal governments on their journeys to excellence.
Congratulations to all games that have made the finals of the 2019 International Business Learning Games Competition. The standard of this year’s entries (as measured by the average score for all entries in the year) was the highest to date. This made the first round of judging exciting and there were a large number of entries which kept the judges busy. In the end, 15 entries have made it to the finals including – for the first time – games from Asia and South America.
Condolences are offered to those entrants ranging from universities to small companies whose games did not make the finals – each of you will receive a judges’ report which we hope provides you with some ideas on how your games could be improved. We thank you for your participation and hope to see you at the International Conference On Business Learning Games.
We are delighted to announce the publication of the Excellence Manifesto. It took us quite a while to craft it but we feel it’s been worth the effort.
The Excellence Manifesto is a a declaration of war on mediocrity. It calls on all organizations, regardless of size or sector, to publicly commit to the pursuit of excellence. This means striving to achieve optimal results for all stakeholders, continuous improvement, and pursuing a strategy that does not sell out future generations. Check it out and feel free to sign it. By adding your name to the Manifesto you commit to strive for excellence and do so in public, both answering the call for action and helping to make it louder.