Tuesday, January 25, 2011
SPILL! Virtual Team Challenge
Registration is open for the Deloitte Virtual Team Challenge, which will occur in real-time February 14 – April 1, 2011. This multi-user online business simulation for high school business students will involve teams throughout North America.
The simulation takes revolves around a fictional professional services firm that will help your client, the municipality of “New City,” clean up after an oil spill and raise money for the United Way. The object of the game… what else? Raise the most money possible for the United Way by successfully cleaning up after the spill at the lowest price. So, the team that makes the most money to donate to the charity, wins!
To top things off, Deloitte will make a real donation on behalf of the winning high school team to their local United Way.
The simulation occurs in a virtual environment the size of a medium cosmopolitan city. Within the virtual city, participants will need to interact with a number of other businesses and virtual residents in order to raise funds for the cleanup activities. Characters within the virtual environment will give participants various tasks to complete. Participants can use a virtual “journal” to record current and completed tasks and objectives.
There may be some technical issues to work through, as software does need to be downloaded & installed on computers in order for kids to participate, but they can do so either at home or at school.
Thanks to iLearn Technology for the tip on this activity!
For more information, visit their FAQ page.
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