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1 Kingsborough & CUNY Institute for VE Why Active Learning? D.H. Hammond et al. Journal of Education for Business, 71 (May/June 1996), page 264 Many professors still require students to memorize their course materials and then complete closed-book examinations. We could find no record of a business meeting in which the CEO said, “Please put all your books and notes under the table and take out a clean piece of paper; we are going to make a business decision.” What is Virtual Enterprise (VE)?

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3 USASBE Curriculum Award What is Virtual Enterprise (VE)?

4 Kingsborough & CUNY Institute for VE VE in the Media What is Virtual Enterprise (VE)?

5 Kingsborough & CUNY Institute for VE Lose Weight, Feel Great The System Elements* Appetite-Suppressant Supplements Low-Calorie, Prepackaged Food Exercise Regiment What is Virtual Enterprise (VE)? How to use these? Mix and Match 2-Week Pre-Beach Effort Save your life or lose a few pounds. * These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

6 Kingsborough & CUNY Institute for VE Simulate the Workplace, Feel Confident The System Elements* Active-Learning Pedagogy (toolkit, textbook) Global Network (5,000 firms in 40 countries) Tech Tools (MarketMaker, blogs, wikis) What is Virtual Enterprise (VE)? How to use these? Mix and Match 2-Week Immersive Exercise HS, ESL, Entry, Capstone, BA, MBA In-class, Hybrid, and Online * These statements have been evaluated in numerous studies.

7 Kingsborough & CUNY Institute for VE Why do this? Entrepreneurship: –Academic and governmental Incubators –SBIR, STTR, and other grant sources Intrapreneurship Soft-skills Breadth of Perspective –Careers –Operation and interplay What is Virtual Enterprise (VE)?

8 Kingsborough & CUNY Institute for VE VE in the Media What is Virtual Enterprise (VE)?

9 Kingsborough & CUNY Institute for VE Placement within Curriculum Implementation Grant NSF/DUE “Enhancing Soft and Entrepreneurial Skills Training for Two-Year College Technicians Using a Contextualized Business Simulation Program” (09/2008 – 08/2011; $749,217) ve xy -- a STEM-based Virtual Enterprise (VE) ve xy -Careers: breadth of careers in industry. ve xy -Awareness: non-majors & wf. certificates. ve xy -Projects/Capstone: Entrepreneurial venture with novel product or service.

10 Kingsborough & CUNY Institute for VE Forms of Adoption Standalone Course: its own course. Embedded: simulation is added as a component of an existing course by adding additional contact hours. Infused: similar to Embedded course, without adding additional contact hours. Summer/Winter Institute: the simulation is used without lecture content in a condensed 4 week experience, between regular semesters.

11 Kingsborough & CUNY Institute for VE Forms of Adoption Workforce Training: similar to the Institute model, but embedded within a non-credit certificate. College Now: High School students for dual college/HS credit. Increased contact hours for handling deficiencies.

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