Experiential Learning and Student Engagement Through a Stock Market Simulation Game


  • Linda Meltzer Queensborough Community College


The Virtual Stock Exchange is a stock market simulated game that can be successfully integrated into a finance curriculum. The games are an effective pedagogical learning tool for facilitators to create a positive learning environment for students, cultivating their engagement, motivation and enhancing experiential learning. As a supplemental part to the course, the games are an experiential learning activity that support active learning, make connections to financial concepts and build soft skills. This paper shows the effectiveness of blending a simulated game into the course curriculum helps students to achieve learning outcomes.