Why use Simulations or
Virtual Worlds?

Simulated business environments offer numerous benefits to both teachers and students. Here are a few of the most significant:

Engaging Learning Experience

Business simulations provide an immersive and engaging learning experience that can help students to better understand real-world business scenarios. The interactive nature of the simulations encourages students to explore different options and strategies, helping to reinforce learning outcomes and encourage critical thinking.

Real-Life Examples

Virtual worlds and business simulations are designed to mimic real-life business situations and scenarios, providing students with valuable insight into how businesses operate and the challenges they face. This helps students to better understand the concepts and theories taught in the classroom and apply them to real-world situations.

Safe Environment

Simulations provide a safe environment for students to practice and experiment with different business strategies and techniques without the risk of real-world consequences. This allows students to make mistakes and learn from them, helping to build confidence and competence in their skills and knowledge.


Teachers can base learning activities, and formative and summative assessment on content within the simulation. This allows teachers to use simulations to match their specific teaching styles and helps students to learn in a way that is most effective for them. Virtual business environments can sometimes be customized to meet the specific needs of different classroom settings and learning objectives.

Overall, simulations and virtual business environments help to improve student understanding, build skills, and prepare students for success in the world of business – every training provider and VET professional’s goal!