Description of Tracks

The 2017 program organizers of the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL) invite new and experienced academicians, professionals, and students from all disciplinary areas to submit papers for presentation and/or demonstration.  ABSEL welcomes quantitative and qualitative research, theoretical models, literature reviews, cases, demonstrations, exercises, panels, and other work related to creative or innovative teaching and learning methods.  Student participation in ABSEL is highly encouraged.

Conference Tracks

Conference Tracks

Experiential: focuses upon experiential methods including, but are not limited to classroom experiential exercises, service learning, cultural immersion/study abroad, business planning/new venture creation, and internship/live case.  These methods may be employed in the classroom, community as laboratory, or workplace as a learning community.  This track also focuses on the development, application, assessment, and research associated with any form of experiential learning activities.

Track Chair: Kenneth E. Long, kenneth.e.long20.civ@mail.mil

Simulations: focuses on the development, application, assessment, and research associated with business simulations and gaming.

Track Chair: Chris Cassidy, cassidy@shsu.edu

Innovations and Future Directions in Education: focuses on developments in education that reflect new educational and/or technological innovations, including online learning, distance education, other web-based learning, and the use of new teaching technologies.

Track Chair: Maja Zelihicmaja.zelihic@ashford.edu

Games Ready to Play: This track will allow conference attendees to actually participate in simulations and games that can be either played to completion or for some games, played for at least a single round within a time frame of 1–1.5 hours.

Track Chair: Pat Hendrickson, Pat.hendrickson@cpcc.edu

Submission types

Extended abstract – An extended abstract is minimum 1000 words, including references, extended abstracts will be included in the on-line proceedings.

Full paper – full papers, will be published in the on-line proceedings and will enter the best paper review procedure.

Games to play/discussion panel/workshop/research poster – for detailed submission form please refer to the website or contact the Track or Program Chair.