The team at VSL continuously conducts its own learning technology research and seeks out supporting secondary source material.
Through the collection of quantitative and qualitative data from academics, trainers and users of all products, an abundance of data and intelligence has been gathered. All information drives and informs all product development work and helps to ensure customer and consumer expectations are met, and preferably exceeded.
Work with us
If you have been involved with a learning technology research project related to one of our products and would like to say more, we’d love to hear from you. You might want to suggest a product improvement, tell us what you like, highlight a bug or possibly compare/contrast our work with another learning solution.
Alternatively, you may already be doing some related learning technology research and wish to involve us with your studies.
Student Employability Study
As part of the team’s work with SimVenture Evolution, we continue to collect ‘Employability Impact’ data from students who use the software. Led by our in-house Learning and Development team, the study is seeking to measure the impact the business simulation has on peoples’ employability skills and attitudes to work.
If you are using Evolution as part of a module or course and would like to involve your students in the business simulation research, please get in touch with the Learning and Development Team. Summary reports and/or on-line presentations are provided to all participating institutions.
Evolution featured in 4* Academic Journal
In January 2018, The Academy of Management (Learning & Education section) published an article entitled ‘Evolution in Business Simulations: A Review of the SimVenture Evolution platform.’ Written by Emilee Simmons, Director of Enhancement at Leeds University Business School, the piece is an objective assessment of the on-line simulation. You can access an excerpt review of the journal article on the Academy of Management website here.
Discover more research
Since 2008, SimVenture products have been featured in or been the focus of several independent research studies. Together with related business simulation articles you can find more detailed research information via the buttons below.