One tactic to create learning opportunities is to set
up problems for roles to solve. These problems can be
inserted into online role-play by for example enabling
one role to "leak" critical game information
to the role's opponent or by creating a crisis when
things are going smoothly.
EXAMPLE from World Politics in Transition RP
Roni Linser, UMelb
Don't hesitate to use ' value stretch' (defensible
fibs) to fire up the participants against each other.
Some questionable suggestions can get new directions
Simon O'Mallon, DMIT
Be a manipulative devil when assigning roles. Remember
that if participants dont participate, there
is no game! A great design can come unstuck if the
participants dont bring it to life!
Marie Jasinski, DMIT