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GoVenture can help you satisfy a specific educational need, serve as a resource for various types of activities, or cover one or more subjects.

 

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Educational Needs

Higher Test Scores


Many subjects are difficult to learn. Teaching subjects such as business, entrepreneurship, marketing, personal finance, investment, and life skills requires much more than conveying facts: it requires imparting an understanding of how to manage complex inter-relationships, decision-making with incomplete knowledge, and risk — all in real time. Experience is the best teacher. GoVenture improves test scores by providing learners years of experience in minutes. It engages learners and helps them understand not only the how, but also the why. A causal-comparative study was conducted at DeVry University to examine the difference in academic achievement between 2,000 students who did and did not use video games in learning. Classes using the prescribed games scored significantly higher grades than classes that did not, with average scores jumping from 60's and 70's to 90's. There were no significant differences between genders, yet both genders scored significantly higher with game play. There were no significant differences between ethnicities, yet all ethnic groups scored significantly higher with game play. This study used (non-GoVenture) entertainment-focused games rather than games designed for learning. Presumably, the results could be even more dramatic with education-focused games like GoVenture. More details about this and other research




Engaged Learners


Education and a desire to learn are key ingredients for success — both in school and in life. A student’s desire comes from interest. Interest comes from understanding. Understanding comes with experience. Students are far more likely to participate in class discussion and ask insightful questions when they understand not only the how, but also the why. Lectures and textbooks become instantly transformed into valued sources of information when supported with real-world experience. There are many stories to tell: students arriving early to class and leaving late just to use GoVenture; teachers encouraged by a change in attitude with students at risk; students engaged in their learning and eager to ask insightful questions spurred by the real-world experience that GoVenture provides. GoVenture speaks to students at all levels — whether book-smart, street-smart, at-risk, special needs, or somewhere in between. And it’s perfect for teachers as well — it includes everything needed for easy integration into any course or curriculum. GoVenture provides an encouraging foundation for educators who may be new to teaching their subject, and a perfect curriculum enhancement for veteran educators.




Save Time


GoVenture saves you time by delivering potentially hundreds of learning outcomes in a single learning experience. Curriculum outcomes that are normally difficult and time-consuming to accomplish can now be done in a matter of minutes, hours, days, or weeks — it's up to you. The versatile, holistic, and experiential approach of GoVenture offers tremendous cross-curriculum benefits. Unlike most other educational resources, GoVenture can be used in a variety of courses and initiatives, including business, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, career, family and consumer sciences, economics, math, and more.




Increased Enrollments


Many students do not consider enrolling in business courses simply because they haven’t been exposed to business. Academically successful students are often directed towards math and science, while students at risk struggle to connect with the curriculum, never having the opportunity to explore their dormant business interests. To capture attention, you need something unique, compelling, exciting — and free! You need the GoVenture Business Enrollment Kit Need more than a temporary activity? Enrollments in programs and schools that use GoVenture products are sure to increase. GoVenture is clearly different and relates to students in a format that they are comfortable with and excited by. It matches the other exciting digital activities students engage in every day. GoVenture is on the leading edge of education and offers the type of activity that generates student excitement. Students will often talk about the "cool program" they are using at school with friends and parents. One look at GoVenture is enough to let students know that there's something uniquely different and interesting about your course or program. View list of Activities, Topics, and Outcomes covered by GoVenture




Dropout Prevention


GoVenture can be a useful tool to help inspire student that are at risk of dropping out of school. See At-Risk and Special Needs and Credit Recovery sections below for more information.




At-Risk and Special Needs


There are many reasons why a student may feel disconnected from the education curriculum. GoVenture immerses learners in a simulated world of experience that transcends the limitations of traditional teaching and learning approaches. GoVenture inspires at-risk students by offering a different and innovative approach to learning that:

  • Engages students who think differently.
  • Overcomes literacy challenges and motivates students to seek out information.
  • Enhances problem-solving skills and overcomes attention deficit challenges.
  • Improves attendance by enabling students to learn while having fun.
  • Builds life skills, including self-esteem, decision-making, critical thinking, creative thinking, organization, stress and time management, planning, risk management, team building, leadership, and more.
With so many GoVenture programs to choose from, there are suitable experiences for learners of all ages and all levels, whether book-smart, street-smart, at-risk, special needs, or somewhere in between.




Credit Recovery


GoVenture offers a unique and compelling way for students to recover academic credits. With class time requirements fulfilled, a student using GoVenture will learn, refine, and demonstrate specific competencies that match the educational outcomes required for academic credit. View list of Activities, Topics, and Outcomes covered by GoVenture




Challenge Gifted Students


Talent and knowledge alone can only get a student so far. A student requires wisdom to best prepare for life’s challenges. The only source of wisdom is experience. But, gaining life experience in the real world is costly and time-consuming, and conventional teaching methods fall short because they cannot provide life-like experience. GoVenture can help you:

  • ​Engage students who think differently.
  • Enhance problem solving skills.
  • Enable students to learn while having fun.
  • Build life skills, including self-esteem, decision making, critical thinking, creative thinking, organization, stress and time management, planning, risk management, team building, leadership, and more!
Unlike books, courses, and seminars, GoVenture enables students to gain years of business and life experience in minutes — experience that provides a foundation of knowledge that enables a student to realize his/her potential, both in terms of what is possible and the wisdom of how to make it happen.




Experiencial Learning


GoVenture enables “learning by doing,” an approach that cognitive scientists have identified as the fastest and most effective way for people to learn. Simulations immerse learners in highly visual and interactive environments in such rewarding ways that learners feel both intellectually and emotionally engaged in the experience — as if they were personally living it. For example, instead of reading about business or attending a seminar, the learner solely through his computer becomes a CEO running a virtual business, or a stockbroker trading on a virtual exchange, or a manufacturer managing a virtual production line, or a sales manager interacting with virtual customers. Nearly any employee task, departmental procedure, organizational process, or business skill can be simulated.




Differentiated Learning


GoVenture provides a highly-personalized experience for each learner. Unlike reading a textbook or case study about someone else's experience, the learner is living her own experience, making her own choices and decisions, and discovering the results. Success in GoVenture requires the learner to make good decisions, with every decision, and indecision, having a direct consequence on the result. Learners quickly discover areas of strengths and weaknesses and can focus their efforts on sharpening their skills and approach, within GoVenture or through supplemental resources. With so many GoVenture programs to choose from, there are suitable experiences; for learners of all ages and all levels, whether book-smart, street-smart, at-risk, special needs, or somewhere in between.




External Exposure


GoVenture is on the leading edge of education and offers the type of activity that generates student excitement. Students will often talk about the "cool program" they are using at school with friends and parents. Studies show that parents want their children to learn more real-world business and life skills at school. And businesspeople seek to sponsor programs that bring such concepts to the classroom. See Be a Teaching Superhero below for more.




Aha! Moments


As an educator, don’t you wish these special moments happened more often:

  • Students arriving early for class because they are eager to get started, and staying late because they don’t want the experience to end.
  • Students discussing their courses outside of the classroom like they do their computer games.
  • Students problem-solving together to complete classroom assignments and related tasks.
  • Students inspired to ask insightful questions.
  • Students who apply what they’re learning in class to their daily lives.
  • Students whose faces tell you they understand and appreciate what you’re passing on to them.
GoVenture helps you nurture these rewarding special moments so they become the norm, not the exception.




Be a Teaching Superhero


Energize your students by making learning fun and engaging.

  • Gain the appreciation of parents by better preparing their children for success in the real world.
  • Win the support of school administrators by creating a positive buzz in your school.
  • Get top marks as an inspiring and innovative teacher.
It's possible with the award-winning GoVenture educational games and simulations.




Inmate Education and Reentry


GoVenture helps address many of the challenges with inmate education and reentry. Read more here: GoVenture.net/correctional




Authentic Performance Evaluation


The objectives of education are to impart knowledge, wisdom, and to ultimately influence behavior. Traditional testing and assessment methods, like multiple-choice tests, essays, and peer reviews, cannot monitor nor measure such objectives. Traditional methods really only test a learner's ability to take a test. With GoVenture, learner strengths and weaknesses can be captured and used to guide the learner towards overcoming deficiencies while refining existing skills. Performance can be directly monitored and assessed in an accurate and meaningful way.





Types of Activities

All Free Educational Resources


We know that finding high-quality educational resources can use up a lot of time and money. As innovative educational publishers, we frequently provide free resources to make it easy for you to keep your teaching fresh. There is never any catch. Our only hope is that by providing you with valuable resources, you may also take a moment to explore our line of award-winning GoVenture educational games and simulations. All of our free resources can be found on the GoVentureOasis.com And, be sure to subscribe to our email list so you can receive updates on new resources that we make available.





Free Resources

All Free Educational Resources


We know that finding high-quality educational resources can use up a lot of time and money. As innovative educational publishers, we frequently provide free resources to make it easy for you to keep your teaching fresh. There is never any catch. Our only hope is that by providing you with valuable resources, you may also take a moment to explore our line of award-winning GoVenture educational games and simulations. All of our free resources can be found on the GoVentureOasis.com And, be sure to subscribe to our email list so you can receive updates on new resources that we make available.





Subjects Covered

Accounting


Elements of accounting are included in most GoVenture educational games and simulations. The business simulations include standard business accounting functions and reports. Similarly, the personal finance and investment simulations include accounting functions related to those subjects. Some programs treat accounting deeper than others and most automate the accounting processes. While most GoVenture programs use automated accounting functions, there are two that specifically allow for manual accounting entries: GoVenture Accounting simulation
GoVenture Entrepreneur Board Game For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
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Career


GoVenture enables learners to experience careers in a real-world context. While there is no specific GoVenture program for careers, nearly all GoVenture programs cover career concepts and can be used to deliver curriculum outcomes. For example, the business simulations enable learners to experience business ownership and the role of employees in a business. The personal finance simulations enable learners to experience the financial balances of various career options and their impact on personal financial goals. For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
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Family & Consumer Sciences


GoVenture enables learners to experience various aspects of family and consumer sciences in a real-world context. While there is no specific GoVenture program for family and consumer sciences, nearly all GoVenture programs cover such concepts and can be used to deliver curriculum outcomes. For example, the business simulations enable learners to experience business ownership and the role of employees in a business. The personal finance simulations enable learners to experience the financial balances of various family and career options and their impact on personal financial goals, including credit cards, credit, loans, mortgages, banking, and more. For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
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Economics


GoVenture enables learners to experience and apply economics in a real-world context. While there is no specific GoVenture program for economics, nearly all GoVenture programs cover economics concepts and can be used to deliver curriculum outcomes. For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
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Entrepreneurship


Several GoVenture programs cover the topic of entrepreneurship. The broadest and deepest coverage of the topic, including startup and operations, is provided by: GoVenture Entrepreneur
GoVenture Small Business Programs that cover entrepreneurship, but with less detail are: GoVenture Lemonade Stand
GoVenture Micro Business
GoVenture Accounting For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
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Financial Literacy


Several GoVenture programs cover the topic of financial literacy. The broadest and deepest coverage of the topic, including startup and operations, is provided by: GoVenture Personal Finance
GoVenture Financial Literacy For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
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Investing


Several GoVenture programs cover the topic of investing. The broadest and deepest coverage of the topic is provided by: GoVenture Investment Programs that cover entrepreneurship, but with less detail are: GoVenture Stock Market
GoVenture Personal Finance
GoVenture Financial Literacy For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
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Life Skills


Unlike books, courses, and seminars, GoVenture educational games and simulations enable students to gain years of business and life experience in minutes — experience that provides a foundation of knowledge that enables a student to realize his/her potential, both in terms of what is possible and the wisdom of how to make it happen. For additional information: View list of Activities, Topics, and Outcomes covered by GoVenture
View all GoVenture products




Marketing


Several GoVenture programs cover the topic of marketing and business.
The broadest and deepest coverage of the topic is provided by:
GoVenture CEO
GoVenture Small Business Programs that cover marketing, but with less detail are: GoVenture Micro Business
GoVenture Accounting
GoVenture Entrepreneur For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
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Math


GoVenture enables learners to experience and apply math in a real-world context. While there is no specific GoVenture program for math, nearly all GoVenture programs cover math concepts and can be used to deliver curriculum outcomes. For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
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Personal Finance


Several GoVenture programs cover the topic of personal finance. The broadest and deepest coverage of the topic, including startup and operations, is provided by: GoVenture Personal Finance
GoVenture Financial Literacy For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
View list of Activities, Topics, and Outcomes covered by GoVenture
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Stock Market


Several GoVenture programs cover the topic of the stock market. The broadest and deepest coverage of the topic is provided by: GoVenture Investment Programs that cover entrepreneurship, but with less detail are: GoVenture Stock Market
GoVenture Personal Finance For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
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Work-Life Balance


Several GoVenture programs cover the topic of work-life balance. The following business simulation requires learners to manage time, pay for personal living expenses, allocate time for sleeping and family, and manage personal stress: GoVenture Entrepreneur The following business simulation optionally (as evaluated by the instructor) enables learners to manage time, allocate time for sleeping and family, and manage personal stress: GoVenture Small Business The following business simulations optionally (as evaluated by the instructor) enables learners to manage work schedules and personal stress: GoVenture Micro Business
GoVenture Accounting Several other GoVenture programs enable learners to experience financial balances of work and life. For additional information: View Subject & Depth Coverage Chart
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Health and Wellness


Find out more about the GoVenture Health gamified ebook.