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The Power of Role-based e-Learning: Designing and Moderating Online Role Play
     

The Power of Role-based e-Learning: Designing and Moderating Online Role Play

by Sandra Wills, Elyssebeth Leigh, Albert Ip
 

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ISBN-10: 0415877857

ISBN-13: 9780415877855

Pub. Date: 11/17/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Written for educators seeking to engage students in collaboration and communication about authentic scenarios, The Power of Role-Based e-Learning offers helpful, accessible advice on the practice and research needed to design online role play. Drawing on the experiences of world-leading practitioners and citing an array of worldwide examples, it is a

Overview

Written for educators seeking to engage students in collaboration and communication about authentic scenarios, The Power of Role-Based e-Learning offers helpful, accessible advice on the practice and research needed to design online role play. Drawing on the experiences of world-leading practitioners and citing an array of worldwide examples, it is a readable, non-technical, and comprehensive guide to the design, implementation, and evaluation of this exciting teaching approach.

Issues discussed include:

  • designing effective online role plays
  • defining games, simulations and role plays
  • moderating engaging and authentic role-based e-learning activities
  • assessment and evaluation.

The Power of Role-Based e-Learning offers a careful analysis of the strengths and learning opportunities of online role play, and is realistic about possible difficulties. Providing guidance for both newcomers and experienced professionals who are developing their online teaching repertoire, it is an invaluable resource for teachers, trainers, academics, and educational support staff involved in e-learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415877855
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/17/2010
Series:
Connecting with E-learning Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Foreword

Guest Preface

Introduction

1. Games, simulations and role plays

2. Examples of role-based e-learning

3. Designing online role plays

4. Designing the problem

5. Designing the rules and roles

6. Moderating online role play

7. Platforms for online role play

8. Assessing learning in online role play

9. Evaluating and researching online role play

10. Future trends for role-based e-learning

Appendix A. Contacts for role play examples

Appendix B. Chapter reflections and review

Appendix C. A ready-made role play

References

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