EduSynergy: A Simulation-Based Change Management Experience for Higher Education Institutions

  • Albert A. Angehrn
  • Katrina Maxwell
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


Although higher educational institutions are increasingly faced with demands for deep changes and innovations, they have a very distinctive culture which makes rapid change difficult. In order to address this challenge, we have developed and validated a new multimedia, team-based simulation, EduSynergy, which provides a rich, realistic experience of a change management project in a university setting, including individual behaviours, group dynamics and cultural factors. Feedback from 375 workshop participants indicates that the simulation is realistic, and 90% believe that it contributes to their understanding of change management more effectively than a lecture.


change management, game, higher education, learning; simulation, university, validation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert A. Angehrn
    • 1
  • Katrina Maxwell
    • 1
  1. 1.INSEAD, boulevard de ConstanceFontainebleauFrance

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