The Simulation Triad

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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
    EditorsN Courtney C Nygaard, E Leigh E Leigh
    Place of PublicationFaringdon, UK
    PublisherLibri Publishing
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)9781907471674
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Wills, S. (2012). The Simulation Triad. In N. C. C. Nygaard, & E. L. E. Leigh (Eds.), Simulations, Games and Role Play in University Education (1 ed., pp. 23-40). Libri Publishing.