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Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences goes Circular!

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences proves once again that their teaching approach is to make the experience for their students as close to the real world as possible. 160 students were asked to first manage the transition from a linear to a circular strategy of a virtual e-bike manufacturer in the circular strategy game, The Blue Connection. After that, real world application took place where they had do an MCI Business scan for an actual company!

How to make online teaching easy

Educators are doing a lot of the heavy lifting in safeguarding the quality of education for their students online. Lecturers Mag. Biljana Roljic, from the University of Vienna, and Patrick Willems, from the University of applied sciences UC Leuven-Limburg, share their experiences in delivering a course online with business simulation game, ‘The Fresh Connection’.

HAN and SAMK take online education to the next level with The Cool Connection!

Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN) in The Netherlands and Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in Finland organized a virtual competition around Supply Chain Finance for their logistics management and logistics engineering students. This was a great way to keep students in an international context, engaged, and learning online! Great job by professors Jan Jansen and Daniela Tanhua!

10 years of developing Value Chain Leaders. Who have we worked with over the past decade?

We develop Value Chain Leaders in both the corporate and the education sector! The key to successful development, we strongly believe, is breaking down organizational silos. By making professionals and students go through an experience in a team, they will leave with better understanding, critical skills development and above all: alignment.

Can Virtual Exchange compare to the real deal? Yes, it can!

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted education in many ways, like challenging universities to come up with alternatives for international exchange programs. Windesheim University of applied sciences teamed up with six European universities  to host a Virtual Exchange Program in a 3D environment. Students will play The Blue Connection as part of a course. Get insights into  this innovative way of offering students the benefits of international exchange!

How to spice up your introduction to The Fresh Connection

The Fresh Connection voting session is a highly interactive tool developed to introduce The Fresh Connection to larger audiences. It is also an effective way to kick off training programs. Most educators have at least part of their classes online. It is a continuous challenge to motivate and engage students, especially online. Our Voting Session tool can be easily used to engage students online and in the class room.