MobLab End of Term Survey

Learning is about feedback. Our platform, and its supporting content, become better when instructors and students provide their insights. In that spirit we want to make our instructors aware of the MobLab End of Year Survey. You can find the MobLab End of Year Survey in the surveys tab shown below. Once you select the […]

Teaching Tip: Sequential Presentation of Data

You all know that in MobLab graphs are available immediately after game play. But, how much have you thought about how to present the information those graphs contain? In this blog post I argue that presenting information sequentially is a good way to talk students through theory and data. Let me show you what I […]

A Personal Note on Match Day and our KR Matching Game

My wife is a pediatrician. In mid-March 2013 we experienced “match day”: the day where senior medical students match to a specialty-hospital pair for their residencies. For a moment stroll with me down memory lane: All the soon-to-be doctors were dressed up with family and friends in tow. There was so much chatter, excitement, hugs —the […]

Livin’ the Mug Life: Introducing the Beer Game

Ever go to the store to pick up the “beer essentials” and wondered how they got there? There are vast networks of exchange in place to get the simplest of items to our grocery store. It’s really amazing when you think of it. Our “beer game” helps students understand how supply chains operate and to illustrate […]

Teaching Tip: Reflection Questions Before Results

Many instructors want to increase student engagement and make their class more interactive. One way to increase student interaction with our MobLab results is to have students write a reflection on the game immediately after playing and before presenting the results. For example, before presenting the results on the public goods game ask students some questions: […]

Monty Hall and Bayes’ Rule

In her 1990 article in Parade, columnist Marilyn vos Savant is asked about the following decision situation: Suppose you’re on a game show, and you’re given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what’s behind the […]

Encourage Your Students To Talk

A couple weeks ago I dawned my best undergraduate garb and wandered into a college course using MobLab. The instructor knew I would be there. But, I didn’t want an introduction. I wanted to be an anthropologist and get first hand observations. It was a useful exercise and one thing became blatantly clear to me: […]