GoVenture Stock Market simulation is a unique software program designed to help youth and adults learn about the Stock Market in a fun and educational manner. Like a flight simulator for investment, GoVenture Stock Market enables you to learn-by-doing without risking your investment dollars. It’s easy to use, visual, interactive, and exciting!
Unlike any book, course, or seminar, GoVenture Stock Market enables you to gain years of experience in minutes — not weeks or months! Buy and sell in a virtual market. Try your investment skills on your own, against your friends and classmates, or challenge the computerized traders in the simulation. Learn how the market operates. Gain practical experience so you have the confidence to explore the real stock market.
More than just buying and selling from a trading account, GoVenture Stock Market allows you to research the companies, follow economic trends, track stock performance, predict how news and rumors will affect stock prices, and survive the unpredictability of the market. Play again and again — every new simulation you run is different!
GoVenture Stock Market is ideal for youth and adults in self-directed or facilitated learning environments. It is also the perfect complement to any business course or curriculum. See below for what's included.
Plus, run an entire session of GoVenture Stock Market within minutes, or over an extended period of time! Compete against others head-to-head and against the computer. Use a single computer, or play on multiple computers — over a local network or the Internet.
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Unlike other stock market games, GoVenture Stock Market is not connected with the real stock market, and instead uses fictitious companies and markets. This offers several benefits for introductory and classroom-based learning.
Stock market games and simulations that are tied to real-time stock market activity, although realistic, have several significant drawbacks that make many learners and instructors reluctant to use these systems. GoVenture Stock Market solves these challenges while providing the foundation needed to encourage learners and instructors to participate in real-time stock market activities or simulations.
Online simulations often have fixed deadlines, startup dates, and schedules of participation. They often require many weeks or months of participation to complete one simulation exercise.
GoVenture Stock Market condenses time into "virtual" weeks, simulating years of economic and market activities in a condensed timeframe. You can start a new simulation at any time, pause it, save it, and return to it later.
Many simulations are linked to real stock markets, posing a highly complex challenge which can overwhelm learners and instructors alike.
GoVenture Stock Market provides an educational challenge in a simulated environment: a limited number of companies; time condensed and matched to the learner's pace; and company profiles, news, and economic effects in manageable quantities.
Simulations tied to real market activity, in real time, are limited to a narrow window of fluctuations and do not reflect the full potential of economic swings over a long period of time.
GoVenture Stock Market condenses virtual time and economic cycles to provide the realistic effect of markets in different conditions. In a few hours of play, you can experience years of economic variation. Start a new simulation, and you can have totally different conditions challenging you.
Simulations linked to real stock markets often do not meet different learning style needs. Others are designed as games, and lack structured educational pedagogy. Some learners give up if they don’t have early success, while others do better without direct competition. And some stock market simulations are over by the time learners understand the concepts.
GoVenture Stock Market is designed as an educational tool to meet a wide range of learning styles. It is designed to be used as a learning program on its own, or to complement other learning materials, courses, programs, and curricula. It can provide a valuable learning opportunity for an individual or an entire class, within a single hour of use – or over an extended period.
Some classrooms and students may not have computers or reliable Internet access required for online simulations.
GoVenture Stock Market can be run on a stand-alone computer, or over a network without any Internet access.
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Education Bundle Resources are included in Adobe PDF format with your product purchase (certain licenses excluded). Click the PRICES tab for details.
Lesson plans and activities designed to bring education on investment, return on investment, and stock market transactions alive in the classroom.
A selection of objective questions which can be used to create tests.
A helpful feature included in the software simulation that displays detailed simulation results, assigns a score to performance based upon a number of factors, and can be printed out as a report for evaluation.
A 50-page book that outlines the basics every aspiring business owner needs to know in an easy-to-read, summary format.
See the table of contents.
Watch demonstration and training videos - the best way to get started quickly.
A guide to the key elements of version 1 of the software. Version 2 does not have a printed User Guide, although the features of Version 1 and 2 are similar so this guide may still be useful.
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A guide to using GoVenture in the classroom or in a business training environment.
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Printable certificates for rewarding learner achievement.
See how GoVenture maps to specific education standards.
Summarizes helpful business and money information into a single sheet of paper.
Examples of how GoVenture is being used by others.
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A free website containing a wealth of business tools, activities, and games.
Why states and districts are adopting GoVenture as a curriculum standard.
A special resource for schools and nonprofits to help find the funds needed to purchase GoVenture.
Why GoVenture is right for your school.
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