Knowledge Companion simulations provide learner-centered approaches—those approaches that use active learning strategies to engage students directly in learning processes—enhance academic achievement and promote the development of important learning skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to cooperatively work with others. Other simulation providers who do not focus on human resources provide simulations with very few HR decisions in them. But with such a limited perspective into HR there is no way in these simulations to understand the powerful impact that good human resource decisions can have on a company’s performance. Simply put, they were not intended to for HR students. Our focus allows us to create better, more realistic and engaging human resources simulations. Our community begins with expert content authors and reviewers, very importantly extends to HR Recruiters and SPHR certified professionals, and is rounded out by our student advisory council.
A simulation in every classroom. More engaging than cases, behavioral role-playing or problem-based learning, game-based simulations combine the best elements of each of those approaches into the richest and most inspiring teaching and learning activity available today. Game based simulations result in highly engaged learners.
To provide a distinctive and unique collection of interrelated human resources simulations that provide an unmatched teaching and learning experience. We achieve distinctiveness and uniqueness by combining
- A focus on Human Resources Management,
- The perspective of professional associations’ curriculum guidelines such as those established by the American Association for the Advancement of Colleges of Business (AACSB) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM),
- Our extensive backgrounds in management, technology, and teaching and learning, and
- Our open-ended, community-based development approach.
The AACSB and SHRM have jointly published a curriculum guideline for the HR management curriculum at business schools. We map our learning content to the curriculum guide to ensure effective coverage.