San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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Use of a Comprehensive Simulation in Technical Management Courses Many educators think that a key way to learn to be a technical manager is to actually learn from experience while doing the work. This on-‐the-‐job learning experience can be approximated by immersing the students in a semester-‐long simulation in each class they take. This simulation paradigm has been employed in the Technical Management introductory courses at The Johns Hopkins University for more than a decade. Recently, this concept has been introduced into a higher-‐level Communications in Technical Organizations course in the program. This paper will describe the specific components of the simulation, including some details about the fictitious company used in the simulation and the way that the student experiences something very close to the “real” world in the online course experience by completing writing, presentation, and other communication assignments at several levels of responsibility within the company.
Bjerkaas, A. W., & Fletcher, M. L. (2012, June), Use of a Comprehensive Simulation in Technical Management Courses Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--22164
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