Virtual Enterprises - What Teachers Say
“Virtual Enterprise learning is so much more useful because you apply the theory straight away...........it makes your theory live!!”
Penny Hardy, Advanced Skills Lecturer, TAFESA
"Students will never learn business from a textbook. The virtual learning environment guides them to an open platform to practice the key business principles."
Dave Craven, Senior Business Lecturer, International Education Services, University of Queensland
“The students continue to astound me in the new and original ideas and concepts that were displayed at their virtual enterprises and I can see a bright future for them"
David Rogers, Campus Manager - Taree, North Coast TAFE
“This is a unique form of delivery and it works!” “I don’t think I could go back to the ordinary classroom delivery of these units now that I’ve experienced them in a VE.”
Wilma Macknay, Assistant Manager at EAT Central VE.
“the VE is a learning platform which surpasses classroom-only instructionLuke, Charles Darwin University
because it involves the students in such varied practical and ethical behaviours.” Bev
“Hands on, practical, realistic work practices, develops team work, holistic.”
Virginia Nicholas, Facilitator of Office Showcase VE, TAFE NSW - Western Institute
“The students love the atmosphere, the freedom to make decisions, the team between the 'employees', the 'real life' tasks which up until they work in "VE, has only been covered in theory classes.”
Valerie Kalocsai, Facilitator of TAFETEL VE, TAFE NSW - South Western Sydney Institute
“Excellent method of assessing competencies in a practical learning environoment rather than simulated exercises that are often meaningless.”
Lin Seears, Facilitator of CC Treez VE, TAFE NSW - Western Institute
“Fantatic opportunity for hands on learning. Great skills developed such as teamwork, practical skills, computing skills through designing brochures. Can see the relevance of finance through real research from trading with other VE's. Online trading skills developed. Beats teaching theory classes any day.”
and “This is a fantastic concept and Iam proud to be associated with teaching through a Virtual Enterprise. Our students are so much more job ready and ur VE has an excellent reputation for producing skilled students.”
Bernadette Ruther, Facilitator of Essentials VE, Central Queensland Institute of TAFE