Our IPSim evidence based research journey with EDUCATE and UCL Institute of Education

As part of our EDUCATE programme that started early in 2019, Tacit Simulations with the support and mentoring of UCL Institute of Education has developed a plan to apply evidence base research on IPSim to further improve our EdTech product.

 

Part of this research included conducting two workshops in July: a first pilot one in Cranfield University with MSc students to test our data collection method and a second one in UCL Knowledge Lab with aspiring entrepreneurs and EdTech experts to collect data about IP knowledge improvements in participants as a result of our IPSim workshops.

 

Cranfield EDUCATE Pilot workshop

 

 

The workshops started with an introduction presentation about IP delivered by Tacit Simulations MD, Roberto Di Nuzzo. It was followed by an IPSim competition run where participants had the opportunity to apply their recently acquired IP knowledge in a fun, immersive and interactive experience.

 

EDUCATE UCL Knowledge Lab workshop

 

To wrap up the events, the sessions ended with an open Q&A session, where different types of IP and their relevance to participants in their work/study was discussed.

 

Both events were successful and initial data gathering gives a positive result in terms of IP learning knowledge thanks to IPSim session. The next phase in our research is conducting more workshops to gather more quantitative and qualitative information to understand how IPSim can be more effective for IP learners and how overall user experience can be improved.

 

Tacit Simulations team wishes to thank everyone involved in our EDUCATE research journey!

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