Ethics is both a set of assumptions of what is correct and not, as well as, the implementation of assumptions for a specfic situation. This simulation game has each play attempting to their ethics profile while interacting with others to resolve an ethical dilemma.
Each player attempts to adhere to an ethical profile while attempting to influence and negotiate with others.
Players discuss ethical dilemmas using the in game chat forum.
Each player begins the dilemma resolution be stating their ethical position.
Players negotiate to resolve a dilemma.
After the game professors can use the player's ethical statements and each resolution to discuss the ethics.
Players can be confronted with both single and multple dilemmas during a round.
All the simulations have web based user interfaces for professors and students.
The games come complete with a composite game score and downloadable grade file.
User manuals for students and professors are available including syllabus ideas. Professors also have access to powerpoints on the game and the concepts within the game.
"I had been searching for a computer simulation that incorporated the entrepreneurial process for some time now. I had looked at several but they were more small business oriented, and did not use entrepreneurship concepts. When I became aware of Traction I was very excited, and used it in the classroom for the first time last semester, with three different classes. Students became more engaged and motivated to work harder, and as a result of the game have a deeper understanding of what is involved in starting a new venture."
Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship
Howard Community College