Your Need

GoVenture can help you satisfy a specific educational need, serve as a resource for various types of activities, or cover one or more subjects. Click on the links below for full details:

Educational Needs

  • Higher Test Scores

    Many subjects are difficult to learn. Teaching subjects such as business, entrepreneurship, marketing, personal finance, investment, and life skills requires much more than conveying facts: it requires imparting an understanding of how to manage complex inter-relationships, decision-making with incomplete knowledge, and risk — all in real time. Experience is the best teacher.

    GoVenture improves test scores by providing learners years of experience in minutes. It engages learners and helps them understand not only the how, but also the why.

    A causal-comparative study was conducted at DeVry University to examine the difference in academic achievement between 2,000 students who did and did not use video games in learning. Classes using the prescribed games scored significantly higher grades than classes that did not, with average scores jumping from 60's and 70's to 90's.

    There were no significant differences between genders, yet both genders scored significantly higher with game play. There were no significant differences between ethnicities, yet all ethnic groups scored significantly higher with game play.

    This study used (non-GoVenture) entertainment-focused games rather than games designed for learning. Presumably, the results could be even more dramatic with education-focused games like GoVenture.

    More details about this and other research External Link

  • Engaged Learners

    Education and a desire to learn are key ingredients for success — both in school and in life. A student’s desire comes from interest. Interest comes from understanding. Understanding comes with experience. Students are far more likely to participate in class discussion and ask insightful questions when they understand not only the how, but also the why. Lectures and textbooks become instantly transformed into valued sources of information when supported with real-world experience.

    There are many stories to tell: students arriving early to class and leaving late just to use GoVenture; teachers encouraged by a change in attitude with students at risk; students engaged in their learning and eager to ask insightful questions spurred by the real-world experience that GoVenture provides.

    GoVenture speaks to students at all levels — whether book-smart, street-smart, at-risk, special needs, or somewhere in between. And it’s perfect for teachers as well — it includes everything needed for easy integration into any course or curriculum. GoVenture provides an encouraging foundation for educators who may be new to teaching their subject, and a perfect curriculum enhancement for veteran educators.

  • Save Time

    GoVenture saves you time by delivering potentially hundreds of learning outcomes in a single learning experience. Curriculum outcomes that are normally difficult and time-consuming to accomplish can now be done in a matter of minutes, hours, days, or weeks — it's up to you.

    The versatile, holistic, and experiential approach of GoVenture offers tremendous cross-curriculum benefits. Unlike most other educational resources, GoVenture can be used in a variety of courses and initiatives, including business, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, career, family and consumer sciences, economics, math, and more.

    View list of Activities, Topics, and Outcomes covered by GoVenture External Link

  • Increased Enrollments

    Many students do not consider enrolling in business courses simply because they haven’t been exposed to business. Academically successful students are often directed towards math and science, while students at risk struggle to connect with the curriculum, never having the opportunity to explore their dormant business interests.

    To capture attention, you need something unique, compelling, exciting — and free! You need the GoVenture Business Enrollment Kit External Link

    Need more than a temporary activity?

    Enrollments in programs and schools that use GoVenture products are sure to increase. GoVenture is clearly different and relates to students in a format that they are comfortable with and excited by. It matches the other exciting digital activities students engage in every day.

    GoVenture is on the leading edge of education and offers the type of activity that generates student excitement. Students will often talk about the "cool program" they are using at school with friends and parents. One look at GoVenture is enough to let students know that there's something uniquely different and interesting about your course or program.

    View list of Activities, Topics, and Outcomes covered by GoVenture External Link

  • Dropout Prevention

    GoVenture can be a useful tool to help inspire student that are at risk of dropping out of school. See At-Risk and Special Needs and Credit Recovery sections below for more information.

  • At-Risk and Special Needs

    There are many reasons why a student may feel disconnected from the education curriculum. GoVenture immerses learners in a simulated world of experience that transcends the limitations of traditional teaching and learning approaches.

    GoVenture inspires at-risk students by offering a different and innovative approach to learning that:

    •  Engages students who think differently.

    •  Overcomes literacy challenges and motivates students to seek out information.

    •  Enhances problem-solving skills and overcomes attention deficit challenges.

    •  Improves attendance by enabling students to learn while having fun.

    •  Builds life skills, including self-esteem, decision-making, critical thinking, creative thinking, organization, stress and time management, planning, risk management, team building, leadership, and more.

    With so many GoVenture programs to choose from, there are suitable experiences for learners of all ages and all levels, whether book-smart, street-smart, at-risk, special needs, or somewhere in between.

  • Credit Recovery

    GoVenture offers a unique and compelling way for students to recover academic credits. With class time requirements fulfilled, a student using GoVenture will learn, refine, and demonstrate specific competencies that match the educational outcomes required for academic credit.

    View list of Activities, Topics, and Outcomes covered by GoVenture External Link

  • Challenge Gifted Students

    Talent and knowledge alone can only get a student so far. A student requires wisdom to best prepare for life’s challenges.

    The only source of wisdom is experience. But, gaining life experience in the real world is costly and time-consuming, and conventional teaching methods fall short because they cannot provide life-like experience. GoVenture can help you:

    •  Engage students who think differently.

    •  Enhance problem solving skills.

    •  Enable students to learn while having fun.

    •  Build life skills, including self-esteem, decision making, critical thinking, creative thinking, organization, stress and time management, planning, risk management, team building, leadership, and more!

    Unlike books, courses, and seminars, GoVenture enables students to gain years of business and life experience in minutes — experience that provides a foundation of knowledge that enables a student to realize his/her potential, both in terms of what is possible and the wisdom of how to make it happen.

  • Experiencial Learning

    GoVenture enables “learning by doing,” an approach that cognitive scientists have identified as the fastest and most effective way for people to learn. Simulations immerse learners in highly visual and interactive environments in such rewarding ways that learners feel both intellectually and emotionally engaged in the experience — as if they were personally living it. For example, instead of reading about business or attending a seminar, the learner solely through his computer becomes a CEO running a virtual business, or a stockbroker trading on a virtual exchange, or a manufacturer managing a virtual production line, or a sales manager interacting with virtual customers. Nearly any employee task, departmental procedure, organizational process, or business skill can be simulated.

  • Differentiated Learning

    GoVenture provides a highly-personalized experience for each learner.  Unlike reading a textbook or case study about someone else's experience, the learner is living her own experience, making her own choices and decisions, and discovering the results. Success in GoVenture requires the learner to make good decisions, with every decision, and indecision, having a direct consequence on the result.

    Learners quickly discover areas of strengths and weaknesses and can focus their efforts on sharpening their skills and approach, within GoVenture or through supplemental resources.

    With so many GoVenture programs to choose from, there are suitable experiences; for learners of all ages and all levels, whether book-smart, street-smart, at-risk, special needs, or somewhere in between.

  • External Exposure

    GoVenture is on the leading edge of education and offers the type of activity that generates student excitement. Students will often talk about the "cool program" they are using at school with friends and parents. Studies show that parents want their children to learn more real-world business and life skills at school. And businesspeople seek to sponsor programs that bring such concepts to the classroom.

    See Be a Teaching Superhero below for more.

  • Aha! Moments

    As an educator, don’t you wish these special moments happened more often:

    •  Students arriving early for class because they are eager to get started, and staying late because they don’t want the experience to end.

    •  Students discussing their courses outside of the classroom like they do their computer games.

    •  Students problem-solving together to complete classroom assignments and related tasks.

    •  Students inspired to ask insightful questions.

    •  Students who apply what they’re learning in class to their daily lives.

    •  Students whose faces tell you they understand and appreciate what you’re passing on to them.

    GoVenture helps you nurture these rewarding special moments so they become the norm, not the exception.

  • Be a Teaching Superhero

    Energize your students by making learning fun and engaging.

    •  Gain the appreciation of parents by better preparing their children for success in the real world.

    •  Win the support of school administrators by creating a positive buzz in your school.

    •  Get top marks as an inspiring and innovative teacher.

    It's possible with the award-winning GoVenture educational games and simulations.

  • Inmate Education and Reentry

    GoVenture helps address many of the challenges with inmate education and reentry.

    Read more here: GoVenture.net/correctional External Link

  • Authentic Performance Evaluation

    The objectives of education are to impart knowledge, wisdom, and to ultimately influence behavior.  Traditional testing and assessment methods, like multiple-choice tests, essays, and peer reviews, cannot monitor nor measure such objectives.  Traditional methods really only test a learner's ability to take a test.   With GoVenture, learner strengths and weaknesses can be captured and used to guide the learner towards overcoming deficiencies while refining existing skills.  Performance can be directly monitored and assessed in an accurate and meaningful way.

Types of Activities

  • Group Activity (large or small)

    Most GoVenture programs are used primarily as individual, team, or head-to-head multi-player activities. However, using GoVenture with a computer projector, interactive whiteboard, or audience response system allows you to host a unique and engaging group learning experience — for any size group.

    Certain GoVenture educational games and simulations can be used by an instructor or facilitator at the front of a class, or on-stage at an event, where the entire audience participates in the learning experience. This approach is suitable for all age groups and all size audiences, from a handful of people to hundreds in the same room. Sessions can range from 30 minutes to a few hours.

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  • Thematic or Cross-Curriculum Activity

    GoVenture delivers potentially hundreds of cross-curriculum learning outcomes in a single learning experience. Curriculum outcomes that are normally difficult and time-consuming to accomplish can now be done in a holistic and in-context thematic approach.

    The versatile, holistic, and experiential approach of GoVenture offers tremendous cross-curriculum and thematic benefits. Unlike most other educational resources, GoVenture can be used in a variety of courses and initiatives, including business, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, career, family and consumer sciences, economics, math, and more.

    View list of Activities, Topics, and Outcomes covered by GoVenture External Link

  • Interactive Whiteboard Activity

    Using GoVenture with a computer projector, interactive whiteboard, or audience response system allows you to host a unique and engaging group learning experience.

    Certain GoVenture educational games and simulations can be used by an instructor or facilitator at the front of a class, or on-stage at an event, where the entire audience participates in the learning experience. This approach is suitable for all age groups and all-size audiences, from a handful of people to hundreds in the same room. Sessions can range from 30 minutes to a few hours.

    Find out more External Link

  • After-School Activity

    In addition to being ideal for classroom and online use, GoVenture is a unique after-school activity. Discover the many GoVenture programs available for exposing learners to a variety of subjects. Individual, team, and group activities are available for self-directed or facilitated environments.

  • Business Competition

    Host an easy, free, and fun GoVenture Business Simulation Competition at your school or organization!

    We are donating free versions of our GoVenture Lemonade Stand and GoVenture Micro Business simulation software to any school or non-profit organization wishing to host a GoVenture Business Simulation Competition (must meet eligibility criteria).

    GoVenture simulations are easy-to-use programs that introduce children and adults to the experience of running their own businesses. They are a great way to add excitement to an event and provide hands-on business experience.

    Find out more External Link

  • Curriculum Supplement or Replacement

    GoVenture is versatile. GoVenture can be used as a supplement to enhance your curriculum, based on whatever approach or schedule that you choose. Or, use GoVenture as a complete curriculum replacement. With so many resources provided (software, books, lesson plans, tests, and more), you can deliver hundreds of learning outcomes with a single GoVenture program. All while saving time and money.

  • Correctional Education

    GoVenture helps address many of the challenges with inmate education and reentry.

    Read more here: GoVenture.net/correctional External Link

Subjects Covered

Free Resources

  • All Free Educational Resources

    We know that finding high-quality educational resources can use up a lot of time and money. As innovative educational publishers, we frequently provide free resources to make it easy for you to keep your teaching fresh.

    There is never any catch. Our only hope is that by providing you with valuable resources, you may also take a moment to explore our line of award-winning GoVenture educational games and simulations.

    All of our free resources can be found on the GoVentureOasis.com External Link

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