The simulation triad

Sandra Wills

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    simulations, role plays and games as modes for learning. It describes the development of a framework calledthe Simulation Triad which is used to better define online role play by positioning it in relation to simulationand games as a teaching method. For designers of online simulations, the Simulation Triad, and thecomplementary Design Space Framework, will illustrate design choices around problems, rules and roles, clarifying that designs for role-based simulation emphasise interaction between roles to resolve a problemrather than focus on rules that solve a problem. The examples in this chapter will demonstrate how role-basedsimulation, with its emphasis on student-to-student interaction and group work to research authenticproblems, is a learning design for transforming university teaching into learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSimulations, games and role play in university education
    EditorsClaus Nygaard, Nigel Courtney, Elyssebeth Leigh
    Place of PublicationFaringdon, UK
    PublisherLibri Publishing
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)9781907471674
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameThe Learning in Higher Education series


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