The global ERP software market is expected to reach $117.09 billion by 2030 (Biel, July 12, 2022). To boost graduate work-readiness, Australian institutions are adopting new pedagogical strategies by familiarising Information systems (IS) students with this highly sought-after software. One of these techniques is simulation games that provide students with a risk-free, real-world simulation of popular software to develop soft and hard skills needed by the IS industry. This exploratory study employed the Grounded Theory approach to evaluate instructors' perceptions of the influence of simulation games on the work-readiness of information systems students. We conducted semi-structured interviews with ERPsim game laboratory instructors. The authors utilised Work Readiness Integrated Competency Model to map the three learning outcomes from the interviews’ analysis: abilities, knowledge, and attitudes. The mapping demonstrated that simulation games could support the development of specific skills and attitudes needed by the information systems sector.
Faisal, Nadia; Chadhar, Mehmood; Goriss-Hunter, Anitra; and Stranieri, Andrew, "Instructors’ Perceptions of the Development of Work-readiness through Simulations" (2022). ACIS 2022 Proceedings. 92.