Open Access Article

Title: Enhancing student's learning through trading simulation: a vehicle for experiential learning: an action research

Authors: Umara Noreen

Addresses: Prince Sultan University, Rafha Street, Riyadh 11586, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Chalk and talk have been replaced by innovative methods of student engagement in higher education. Current research reports use of Tadawul's trading simulator, which captures the student's learning experience on usage of trade simulation. Fourteen undergraduate (finance track) students participated in this game over a period of 60 days. Survey results revealed that students had positive learning experience through experiential learning. 86% of the students strongly agreed that simulation helped to understand the concepts better and they enjoyed the activity. 79% of the students were in strong agreement with their group activity for simulation. 64% students strongly agreed in terms of perception of realism and employability. Students suggested increasing the time period, replacing the traditional exam by the simulation to be used as assessment technique. Overall, simulation has built better understanding of concept of finance through concrete experience of reflective observation and ability to solve complex finance problems.

Keywords: finance; simulation; experiential learning; action research; learning management system; LMS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2021.10042523

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2022 Vol.30 No.1, pp.81 - 91

Received: 12 May 2020
Accepted: 09 Apr 2021

Published online: 19 Apr 2022 *