UCL School of Management

30 November 2017

Gold for Icarus - UCL simulator scoops first prize

Icarus - a simulation tool developed by UCL School of Management academics - has won 1st place in the ‘Best use of simulations or virtual environments for learning’ category at the 2017 Learning Technologies Awards.

Lynsie Chew, Programme Director (MSc Professional Accountancy), and Alan Parkinson, Deputy Director (Education), who initiated and managed the simulator, attended the awards on 29 November where they were awarded Gold 1st place in their category.

The simulator, which is used in teaching on the School’s MSc Professional Accountancy, simulates running an airport, with users able to control a wide-range of aspects including variables such as the number of runways and the rent charged on retail units.

Icarus was one of six simulators shortlisted at the 2017 awards.

You can see the full shortlist on the awards site.

Last updated Thursday, 30 November 2017