Stukent is a platform designed to create real-world simulations for students primarily studying in the fields of finance, communications, business, and marketing. These simulations (known Simternships) are fully built out by Stukent, and offer opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in areas like creating online marketing campaigns, analyzing and allocating budgets, and creating strategies to engage with customers for their simulated businesses and/or clients, and many more. The purpose of this technology is to allows students to get some direct experience working in the professional roles they may encounter in their future careers and to develop skills that will be beneficial to them after entering the work force.  

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Using simulations is an active learning strategy that helps promote the use of critical thinking, prepares students for real-world scenarios, and allows them to apply abstract concepts through hands-on experiences. Stukent offers simulation-based learning that can help students in business, finance, marketing, and communications fields learn and practice industry-specific skills. 

Use Stukent to walk students through simulations like: 

  • Developing advertising and social media campaigns for clients 
  • Allocating and balancing budgets 
  • Communicating with clients and customers 
  • Conducting market research 
  • Writing business plans 

And much more! For details about the types of simulations Stukent offers and how they might align with your teaching practice, check out their list of available “Simternships” here. 

Stukent is a tool primarily geared towards faculty in the fields of marketing, communications, finance, and business. It is useful for creating hands-on simulations, in which students apply concepts through simulated, hands-on activities.  Stukent simulations provide materials that: 

  • Actively engage students in hands-on learning simulations geared towards industry-specific topics  
  • Support faculty through courseware that include supplemental lesson plans, readings, slide decks, assignments, and more 
  • Are auto graded, taking the pressure off instructors to review and grade student work completed in a simulation 
  • Follow storylines for each simulation to help engage students in the simulation 
  • Provide free instructor access to each “Simternship” 

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Stukent ranks 3.5 stars for accessibility. To learn more about the accessibility review, contact 

  • Strong Dedication to Accessibility
  • Enhanced Accessibility Features are Partially Possible
  • Partially Supports Keyboard Navigation
  • Partially Supports Text to Speech such as NVDA, JAWS, or VoiceOver
  • Supports Screen Magnification and Color Contrast

This technology is not included with the University of Denver. Faculty, staff, and students may need to purchase a subscription. The technology may offer educational pricing with an “.edu” email address. Free trials or free accounts may also be available through the technology website.

Chernikova, O., Heitzmann, N., Stadler, M., Holzberger, D., Seidel, T., & Fischer, F. (2020). Simulation-Based Learning in Higher Education: A Meta-Analysis. Review of Educational Research, 90(4), 499–541.  

Hertel, J.P., & Millis, B. (2002). Using Simulations to Promote Learning in Higher Education: An Introduction (1st ed.). Routledge.  

OTL Technology Rating
YELLOW technologies are not widely supported. DU may or may not have a 3rd party vendor security agreement for the use of these tools. However, some uses of this tool may be appropriate for teaching if certain conditions are met.