eDynamic Learning Announces NEW Experiential Learning Case Simulations for College Students from Knowledge Matters
Knowledge Matters, an eDynamic Learning company and the leading provider of career-based simulations for high schools, colleges, and corporations, announces the official release of two new Case Simulation collections.
eDynamic Learning Announces the 2021 High School Scholarship Winners from Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Challenge
Knowledge Matters, an eDynamic Learning company and the leading provider of career-based simulations for high schools, colleges, and corporations, announces the results of its All-Access Virtual Business Scholarship Challenge for high school students.
Brand-New, Digital Business Simulation Launched to Teach Entrepreneurship to High School Students
Knowledge Matters, the leading provider of cloud-based, interactive educational business simulations for high schools, colleges, and corporations, today announced the launch of Virtual Business - Entrepreneurship, its ninth high school business simulation.
CIO Applications Magazine Recognizes Knowledge Matters As Top 10 Simulation Solution Provider
Knowledge Matters has been named one of the top 10 Simulation Solution Providers for 2019 by CIO Applications, a technology magazine. The list includes 10 companies at the forefront of simulation technology for B2B, training, modeling, and education.
Winners of the Very First Virtual Business All Access Scholarship Competition
The winners of the recently completed inaugural Virtual Business All Access Scholarship Competition have been announced! During the competition, students spent 2,876 hours combined working in the simulations - that's the equivalent of 119 days, 24 hours a day.
Introducing a New Knowledge Matters Scholarship Opportunity
This year, Knowledge Matters is introducing a new scholarship format. We’re launching a brand-new Virtual Business Scholarship Challenge in March 2019 with more than $5,000 in scholarship prizes.
A Completely Upgraded Virtual Business Restaurant is Now Available!
A brand-new Virtual Business - Restaurant is here - completely redesigned and upgraded (and free to all existing VB Restaurant customers for remaining term of their VB Restaurant license).
Brand-New Interactive, Cloud-Based Simulations for Teaching College Hospitality Courses
Knowledge Matters, the leading provider of cloud-based, interactive educational business simulations for high schools, colleges, and corporations, recently announced the launch of the Case Simulations™ Hospitality Collection.
Photos From the Virtual Business Challenge Live Competition in Atlanta, GA
At the recent DECA ICDC event in Atlanta, Georgia, 100+ teams of DECA students competed live in the DECA Virtual Business Challenge. Check out photos from the intense finals rounds of the VBC.
Virtual Business Challenge - Hotel Final - Video
At the recent DECA ICDC event in Atlanta, Georgia, 100+ teams of DECA students competed live in the DECA Virtual Business Challenge. The excitement is always high at these events especially in the final round of competition.
In the final round in the Virtual Business Hotel Challenge in Atlanta, the winner was decided in the last 10 seconds of the 15 minute round.
Cloud Computing Pushes Into the Classroom, but Not Without Challenges
Peter Jordan, President & CEO of Knowledge Matters, was interviewed and quoted in this Ars Technica article.
"When you think about a traditional school workflow, it's not unlike that of a business: paper is generated and moved in a systematic way between the children and the teacher. Just as cloud computing has transformed workflows in business to make them more collaborative and mobile, that same type of change has been coming to schools. Children and teachers use the power of the cloud to collaborate while accessing, storing, and sharing content."
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What Is DECA’s Virtual Business Challenge?
It can be confusing choosing just one of DECA’s 55 competitive events to participate in, however an event I definitely recommend would be DECA’s Virtual Business Challenge (VBC).
The simulations allow you to use critical thinking to plan and strategize your own company with the fundamentals of business, marketing, finance, personal financial literacy, and hospitality and tourism.
The competition is composed of two-25 day rounds, with a final, 15-20-minute competition at the International Career and Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., next April!
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AHLEI Partners With Knowledge Matters To Offer Industry-Recognized Certification
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has signed an agreement with Knowledge Matters that will provide high school students who complete the Virtual Business Hotel Online simulation with an exemption from the 100-hour internship component of the industry-recognized Certification in Hospitality Tourism and Management (CHTMP). Students still need to pass both the Year 1 and Year 2 exams for the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP) curriculum.
"AHLEI is thrilled to be partnering with Knowledge Matters to better prepare our high school students for careers in the hospitality industry," said Shelly Weir, AHLEI’s vice president, domestic sales. “Our HTMP students will gain experience in all of the key roles in hospitality management through both the classroom-based AHLEI curriculum and the Knowledge Matters simulator. The partnership aligns perfectly with our objective to develop a strong pipeline of workers for this dynamic industry.”
The 2015/2016 Virtual Business Scholarship winner has been announced
Knowledge Matters, Inc., the maker of the industry-leading Virtual Business family of educational simulations, is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Virtual Business Scholarship winner,
Nathan Sokul from Byron Nelson High School. Nathan, who is currently a business management student, has achieved great academic success through the use of a wide variety of technologies he uses inside and outside of the classroom. According to Nathan, "technology has been the key to my success in and out of school and in the business program at my school. Without technology, the business program and the opportunities it afforded me would not exist." Congratulations to you, Nathan on all of your successes and we wish you the very best.
We would like to thank all of the teachers and students who participated in the scholarship program this year. The pool of candidates was very competitive due to a wide array of talents and accomplishments. Scholarship participants should be very proud of their hard work, qualifications and determination. Exposure to current technologies is critical to letting students compete in the job market of tomorrow and we commend all of the scholarship participants for expressing an interest in this and their teachers for enabling them and giving them the means to do so. Knowledge Matters hopes that you pursue your interests and talents and wishes you good luck in all of your future endeavors!
Knowledge Matters Announces the Winner of the 1st ICHRIE & Collegiate DECA Virtual Business Hotel Competition
Knowledge Matters has announced that students from over 50 universities worldwide competed in a video game-like hotel simulation to maximize profit and customer satisfaction. The competition, a joint effort by International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, Collegiate DECA and Knowledge Matters, was won by Miguel Angelo Enano from University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
Miguel Angelo Eñano, a student at the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Manila’s University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, has won first place in the ICHRIE & Collegiate DECA Virtual Business Hotel Competition. The competition, co-sponsored by ICHRIE, Collegiate DECA and Knowledge Matters, challenged students to manage a hotel profitably, setting revenue management policies, and operating the hotel restaurant. Participants were ranked based on a balanced scorecard that included profitability, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and inventory levels.