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Role play in blended learning : a case study exploring the impact of story and other elements

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posted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by Mary Dracup
Role play is an increasingly popular technique in tertiary education, being student centred, constructivist and suitable for a range of subject areas. The choice of formats is wide open, with options ranging from the traditional face to face performance through to multi-user online computer games. Some teachers prefer to take advantage of features of both online and face to face formats and offer a blended form. This case study describes an innovative blended role play in which the online component plays a small but important part. The findings show that decisions on not only how to make the best use of technology but also how to design and facilitate a role play can have a profound effect on the creation of an engaging first-person story from which powerful learning can be drawn—in this case, learning outcomes including deep insights into strengths and weaknesses of participants' personal change management styles.

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Journal

Australasian journal of educational technology

Volume

24

Pagination

294 - 310

Location

Como, W.A.

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

1449-3098

eISSN

1449-5554

Language

eng

Notes

Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, ASCILITE

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DU:30042602

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