LabAix introduces a new approach to instruction and learning built around games — serious games — called Websims. Players — students and trainees — will be actively interacting with dynamic models, deciding, acting, and seeing the immediate consequences of their actions. Professors, coaches and training sessions' animators will be able to achieve a successful transition from sage on the stage to guide on the side *
* King, A., 1993. From sage on the stage to guide on the side. College teaching, 41(1), pp.30-35.
Websims provide virtual environments in which students and trainees explore a number of issues, manipulate objects and perform experiments. Powered by game mechanics, they help achieve increased levels of engagement and a better understanding of complex issues.
Websims can be typically used in business and engineering schools — as well as in corporate universities — to teach key concepts such as finance, marketing and strategy (business administration application), or, to train new recruits on how to operate a system — a water treatment plant for example (engineering application).
Professors can request administrator accounts, which would allow them to setup new sessions, manage existing ones, and access a number of pedagogical resources. Administrator accounts will also grant them access to participants' results in real-time, providing a support for conducting after action reviews of what happened, why it happened, and how it can be done better.
LabAix provides innovative, web-based learning solutions for engineering and business applications.
Our services include:
» Rental of Websims.
» Animation of discovery-based learning sessions.
» Training of coaches on how to use our tools.
» Development of custom simulations.
» Design of smart, engaging, lectures.
For more information about any of our services, please feel free to contact us.