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Giving Students Real-World Experience via Virtual-Reality Learning
How one MBA school created an immersive online experience for aspiring business leaders

By Kathy Leck / May 2013

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Giving Students Real-World Experience via Virtual-Reality Learning: How one MBA school created an immersive online experience for aspiring business leaders

Publication: eLearnArticle No.: 2 https://doi.org/10.1145/2483758.2484903

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The iMBA program at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) allows students to participate in a virtual internship program within a simulated manufacturing company. iMBA lets students work in a virtual corporation with real products, customers, competitors, opportunities, and challenges. This immersion-based, virtual reality learning is considered stickier than passive sit back and observe style lectures as students are more emotionally engaged. Because academic learning and virtual internship occur simultaneously students are able to immediately apply the scholastic concepts, enabling them to more rapidly develop and practice critical business skills.

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            • Wed, 26 Jun 2013
              Post by Open Learn

              Great example of implementing virtual classrooms! Companies and universities need to understand that there is no specific way to use virtual classrooms effectively, but they must have it customized for their particular project.

              Matt Hart Sales & Marketing Open Learn