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Learning by Doing: A Comprehensive Guide to Simulations, Computer Games, and Pedagogy in e-Learning and Other Educational Experiences by Clark Aldrich

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10.2. MULTI-PLAYER EXTENDED ROLE PLAYS

Technology is also changing the more extensive role plays. It is bringing new models to market.

Figure 10.1. Virtual Classroom Architecture Considerations.

John Wilkerson is an associate professor of political science at the University of Washington (a place, I hasten to add, that just seems buzzing with simulation innovators). He teaches a class on the U.S. Senate.

10.2.1. Version One: Classroom-Based Role Play

Originally, he led the class in a role play at the end of the semester about the senate in action. He would give them an issue, say universal health care, form committees, and let them see what ...

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