LegSim has been used by thousands of students in hundreds of classes ranging in size from fifteen students to over 500.
More students (more ideas, personalities and competition) usually means a more rewarding experience for everyone, and LegSim makes managing large simulations easy.
“I wanted to thank you for turning me on to Legsim and allowing BGSU to participate. I found Legsim to be the most valuable pedagogical tool for teaching the legislative process that I’ve come across and will plan to use it again next Spring. The feedback from students has been tremendous and I witnessed some serious learning (lots of “oh yeah” moments) going on during class. I learned quite a bit, especially regarding procedures (something I always avoided like the plague) which surprised me.”
Professor Jeff Peake, Clemson University
“Overall, this class was both great fun and a great learning experience for students (and for me)! I am quite sure that this will greatly influence their further course of study (and their demands towards faculty!). For the course I received the best student evaluations ever.”
Professor Jens Borchert, University of Potsdam
“LegSim not only provided my students with a better understanding of the legislative process, but that students also had a better understanding of contemporary issues related to U.S. government. When it came to cheap moncler free responses on the advance placement government exam, my students had excellent contemporary examples to illustrate the concepts in the question.”
Amanda Ward, Bainbridge High School
“I have been teaching for 23 years, and have never had a simulation this powerful- it so closely parallels the real Congress and makes any simulation I have run in class in past years look like grade school! The full meaning hit me yesterday when we were watching the induction of the 110th House live on CSPAN- my kids were following every word of the ParliPro- the words and procedures were familiar to them, and they really understood what was going on.”
Below are the first four anonymous student evaluations from a stack of responses to a 100 student upper level U.S. Congress course. The overall numerical evaluation for the course was 4.9 out of 5.0.
Overall evaluation of the course
“I have never taken a class like this before in my entire life, and probably will never have this much fun in a class ever again!”
“There’s only so much you can learn about Congress, but the LegSim adds more and keeps you on your feet. Something about actually legislating and looking at bills that sometimes a 300 page textbook just can’t convey.”
It was a great way to learn the process and strategy of Congress. I enjoyed the opportunity to debate current events as well.”
“This was a very eye-opening experience on the legislative process”
What did you like most about the course?
“Nearly everything was student run”
“The LegSim-the actual structuring of bills and cutthroat strategy to pass your bill”
“On-line debate and drafting a bill”
“The hands off approach”
What did you like least about the course?
“Representative (…… ) calling for division every 30 seconds”
“Disorganization – not a very specific syllabus”
“None. Great as is.”
“Make it two quarters! One quarter was too rushed”