Here is a first-hand experience of a fresh LUMS MBA with EDTW's modern day learning padegogies who swears by the concepts of education of the 4th industrial revolution!
I’m one of those people who take theory for granted until it offers some practical usage. So, when a friend recommended me a simulation that fitted that criteria, I was eager to try it out though I had my doubts as most simulations turn out to be just another MCQ exam. The topic was exiting too “Negotiation” as during my first year of MBA at LUMS, I had the opportunity to study negotiation from Dr Arif Nazir Butt who holds a PHD in Negotiation from McGill.
After registering and receiving a link to the simulation at EDTechWorx, I was greeted by an onscreen guided tour which did a fairly good job at explaining the module. The interface had a very user-friendly design, so I felt right at home while navigating. The module started with theory which introduced a plethora of concepts regarding negotiation. The best part about this section was how the concepts were explained in an easy and digestible manner. I swear, even the most difficult of concepts were broken down in a way that reading about them was easy as pie. One can easily feel the selected theoretical concepts setting the base for learning of negotiation skills with goal settings such as win win negotiation.
NOW, after all the theoretical part was out, it was time for the simulation. I don’t want to spoil anything but let me assure you this was the most UNIQUE simulation I’ve ever played through. You are instantly put in shoes of a negotiator where how you approach the given situation could have dire consequences. The mix of videos and interactive questions along with the ticking clock put you in a situation where it feels like each of your actions have real consequences.
The simulation was undoubtedly the highlight of the module and I would recommend this to two kinds of people. Those who have studied human behavior and want to put their negotiations module into practice, and those who are willing to learn something new while wanting to experience something totally unique that feels very real.