The Wharton Club of the United Kingdom and Wharton Interactive bring to our alumni a proactive two-way discussion. Professor Ethan Mollick will describe the advantages of using Serious Games in current and future education.
Wharton Interactive draws on simulations, games, and the latest pedagogical research to create cutting-edge learning experiences that are designed to transform and democratize education.
Our guests will also have the opportunity to talk to the co-founder and Executive Director of Wharton Interactive, Sarah Toms, who will be present at our meeting as well.
Professor Ethan Mollick is Faculty Director and Co-Founder of Wharton Interactive. He studies innovation and entrepreneurship and has published award-winning papers in top academic journals on topics ranging from crowdfunding to entrepreneurial strategy. Among the prominent books that Ethan has written, he also co-authored Changing the Game: How Video Games Are Transforming the Future of Business, which was named one of the American Library Association’s top ten business books of the year. He has studied the way that games can be used to motivate performance and to educate. His award-winning entrepreneurship simulations and games are used globally.
Sarah Toms is a serious games expert and demonstrated thought leader in the educational technology field, fueled by a passion to find and develop innovative ways to make every learning environment active, engaging, more meaningful, and learner-centered.
Her drive to modernize, transform, and democratize education led Sarah and her team to co-invent Simpl.world, an open-source simulation framework. She has spent more than twenty years as a leader in the technology sphere, and was an entrepreneur for over a decade, founding companies that built global CRM, product development, productivity management, and financial systems. In addition, Sarah is coauthor of The Customer Centricity Playbook, the Digital Book Awards 2019 Best Business Book. And she is dedicated to supporting women and girls in the technology field, cofounding WIT@Penn, and through her work with the Women in Tech Summit and techgirlz.org. Follow her on Twitter at @SarahEToms.