Last week, Utah State’s Huntsman School of Business used the Stukent RealDeal simulation for a school-wide, week-long competition. It was the first time we have done a competition of this sort.
The winners received iPads and $100 in Bing Ads money. On Monday I was in Logan for the kickoff. As a part of my presentation to the students, I asked the students if they are like me and hate when technology doesn’t work the way it is supposed to. Everyone nodded and agreed that it is a pain. I followed that up with a more awkward question. Have any of you gone to the bathroom and had the auto-flush go off when you least expected it? A few had, all laughed, and I had their attention. Without much detail (TMI…right?), I went on to explain that I had just had that experience earlier and it was so awful. No one likes when their software they have paid for doesn’t work like it should.
As an education technology company, we are doing what we can to make sure that our simulation, textbook, and expert sessions work without any hiccups and in a user-friendly way. We’re not perfect, but we’re doing what we can to make sure it works the way it is supposed to for them as students.