Using Experiential Learning to Enhance Online Instruction

On weakness of online teaching is to retain students’ attention as they are so easily distracted online. One of the most effective ways to retain students’ attention and engage them is online instructional gaming. In this tutorial, we showcase two action-live, team-based online games for instructors to engage students in online teaching: first, Hunger Chain simulation for teaching panic ordering and hoarding under supply shortage (as in the COVID-19 pandemic), and second, FloraPark simulation for teaching supply chain coordination via contracts in the context of the international fresh flower supply chain.

Yao Zhao
Rutgers University
yaozhao@business.rutgers.edu