Merchants is an online negotiation course set in 15th-century Venice. The student plays the role of Carlo Vecchio, a young merchant whose mission is to become the greatest merchant of the age, while being mentored by Leonardo da Vinci or Machiavelli.
Merchants is a unique learning experience based on a simulator that recreates 6 real cases of negotiations in which students apply their skills to negotiate, communicate a proposal effectively and resolve conflicts.
Merchants is available in Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Portuguese.
Merchants is an online game-based learning course for negotiation and conflict resolution in which you will learn and apply strategies, techniques and tools to develop and improve your negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
The practical approach of game-based learning courses makes negotiation skills training particularly effective.
Merchants includes a complete negotiation simulator that enables students to practice the skills they learn.
In this way they are able to practice their negotiation skills in a virtual environment to gain confidence when facing real situations.
Traditionally negotiation skills are taught by consultants who after presenting the theory, usually evaluate students when applying the techniques and strategies in role plays or simulated situations. However, lack of time and high costs, classroom training is becoming less common in businesses.
E-learning is a training format not a methodology. The use of e-learning makes corporate training easier specially in multinational companies.
Serious games when online are in essence e-learning. Serious games make possible soft skills learning and development.
Serious games training in negotiation are more effective, more comfortable for users and easier to implement for companies. In result, the learning impact of serious games is higher because of the methodology and the cost of the training is lower thanks to the online format.
The simulator is the core of Gamelearn’s serious games. It enables the interaction between the students and the video game. Merchant’s negotiation simulator gives constant feedback and evaluation to the students so they can train their negotiation skills until feeling confident.
Through the use of online video games, a complex negotiation simulator allows the player to engage in the learned skills and get instantaneous and personalized feedback, in much the same way that a class instructor would. The advantage, however, is that the negotiation simulator interacts only with one player and therefore the feedback is provided more directly and often to him.