Role-play Simulation as Alternative to Work Experience Placement

Roni Linser, Tahmina Rashid

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Abstract

This paper reports on a pilot role-play simulation game at the University of Canberra in Australia. The simulation "Pakistan: Democracy, Development and Human Rights" is intended to give students a choice between work experience placement and playing a role in a simulation. The simulation took place over a whole semester in 2010 and was intended to give students an option to do their work experience in a virtual environment rather than at a work place. Most role playing simulation games that serve educational needs are usually part of a course that is either taught fully online or as a hybrid – part online part face-to- face. At the University of Canberra we have, we believe as a world first, replaced a full work experience course with an online role play simulation. The paper discusses the problem faced by students in finding work experience placement, outlines the design of the simulation, how the design fulfills the objectives of the course, the issues that we encountered during the pilot and the result of the pilot from the student's perspective and the course coordinator.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education
EditorsCurtis Ho, Meng-Fen Grace Lin
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Pages1423-1432
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781880094907
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2011
EventE-Learn 2011-World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education - Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, United States
Duration: 17 Oct 201121 Oct 2011
https://www.aace.org/review/e-learn-2011-honolulu-hi-call-for-participation-due-april-22/

Publication series

NameInternational Journal on E-Learning (IJEL)
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
ISSN (Print)1537-2456

Conference

ConferenceE-Learn 2011-World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education
Abbreviated titleE-Learn 2011
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period17/10/1121/10/11
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    Linser, R., & Rashid, T. (2011). Role-play Simulation as Alternative to Work Experience Placement. In C. Ho, & M-F. G. Lin (Eds.), E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1423-1432). (International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL)). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). https://www.learntechlib.org/p/38916/