Shifting perspectives about Aboriginal health and history: using digital archives in an online role play

Bill Genat, Somaiya Naidu, Patrick Fong

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the implementation of an online role-play that provides participants with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the socio-political context of public health on a Victorian Aboriginal settlement between the 1860's and the mid 1880's. A powerful innovation in the role-play is electronic access to primary historical sources that inform character development and interaction. Role-play provides strong instructional guidance complemented by exploration and discovery-based learning. Evaluation of the role-play indicated that students experienced the role-play as an efficient, effective and engaging way to learn about the subject matter. Overall, the role-play worked as a powerful learning vehicle to shift student perspectives on Aboriginal health and history.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology?
    EditorsRoger Atkinson, Clare McBeath
    Place of PublicationMelbourne
    PublisherASCILITE
    Pages309-319
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9780980592719
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Annual Conference - Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 30 Nov 200803 Dec 2008
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    Conference

    ConferenceAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Annual Conference
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period30/11/0803/12/08
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