The following papers discuss the design of online roleplay/simulation,
their evaluation and learning outcomes.
McLaughlan, R.G. and Kirkpatrick, D (2001) Peer Learning
Using Computer Supported Role Play Simulations, in David
Boud, Ruth Cohen and Jane Sampson (Ed), Peer learning
in higher education: Learning from and with each other,
Kogan Page, London, pp141-155.
Kirkpatrick, D and McLaughlan, R.G (2001) Evaluating Pollutsim:
Computer Supported Roleplay-Simulation, Academic Exchange
Quarterly, Winter 2001,Volume 5, Issue 4 , 2076-1w.
McLaughlan, R. and Kirkpatrick, D. (1999). A Decision Making
Simulation using Computer Mediated Communication. Australian
Journal of Educational Technology, 15(3), 242-256. http://cleo.murdoch.edu.au/ajet/ajet15/mclaughlan.html
The following paper discusses the staff-related academic
and institutional issues that arose during the design and
implementation of the Mekong eSim project.
McLaughlan, R.G., Kirkpatrick,D., Maier, H.R. & Hirsch,
P. (2001) Academic and institutional issues related to the
planning and implementation of a multi-disciplinary roleplay-simulation
involving collaboration across institutions, In G. Kennedy,
M. Keppell, C. McNaught & T. Petrovic (Eds.), Meeting
at the Crossroads. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference
of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary
Education. (pp. 407-415). Melbourne: Biomedical Multimedia
Unit, The University of Melbourne, http://www.medfac.unimelb.edu.au/Ascilite2001/pdf/papers/mclaughlanr.pdf
The following papers describe examples of different roleplay/simulations
and the context in which they were used.
Kirkpatrick, D and McLaughlan, R.G (2000) Flexible Lifelong
Learning in Professional Education, Educational Technology
& Society 3(1), http://ifets.massey.ac.nz/periodical/vol_1_2000/v_1_2000.html
Maier, H.R. & McLaughlan, R.G. (2001) Use of a roleplay
/ simulation in environmental engineering education. In
L. Dawes, W. Bowles and A. Maeder (Eds.), Towards Excellence
in Engineering Education, Proceedings of the 12th Annual
Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering
Education, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering,
Queensland University of Technology, pp.374-379
McLaughlan, R.G., Kirkpatrick, D., Hirsch, P.& Maier,
H. R. (2001) Using online roleplay/simulations for creating
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