Prepare your college students using real-world challenges.
Professors in a wide range of disciplines have found ICONS simulations to be an excellent addition to their course syllabi — from introductory Political Science courses to MBA negotiation courses! Placing college students in a variety of roles and asking them to adapt, negotiate, and collaborate to solve complex problems helps students prepare for the realities of the workplace.
Interdisciplinary content and opportunities
ICONS simulations are a great way to connect concepts and content across disciplines. Our simulation topics lend themselves to interdisciplinary study, and our multi-faculty simulation option makes it easy to collaborate with other professors and courses on a shared simulation activity. College courses in political science, international relations, business, communications, languages, teacher education, physical sciences, and more have taken part in multi-faculty simulations!
Flexibility for professors and students
Flexible payment options and flexible simulation formats help ICONS meet the unique needs of professors and students at a variety of academic institutions. Simulations can be scheduled to take place online during class time or outside of class. You aren't restricted by the confines of the classroom! Each student can pay for their own access online by credit card during the sign-up process. Alternatively, if your school has funding available to support your entire class' participation in an ICONS simulation, we have a discounted option that allows schools to receive an invoice and pay by check, credit card, or wire transfer.
Easy access for analysis
ICONS simulations record transcripts of all simulation activities, including messages, proposals, and other exchanges between participants. These online records are invaluable in assisting students with their analysis at the end of a simulation. When students use evidence to support their written reflections and analysis, they strengthen their analytic and writing skills.