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ERIC Number: EJ1234289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
A Learning Curve-Based Assembly Game
Robbins, Thomas R.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v17 n4 p344-362 Oct 2019
This article describes a game used in an MBA-level operations management course to help students understand the concept of the learning curve. Student teams participate in an interactive, hands-on Lego assembly exercise, measuring their times through repeated trials after which they calculate their team's learning curve rate. The exercise is oriented to illustrate the mechanisms by which learning occurs both individually and organizationally. After students complete their work in groups, the data is aggregated across the class and analyzed to further illustrate key principles of the learning curve. A modified version of the game based on cup-stacking has been developed for online students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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