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Wed, May 24, 2006

Online Roleplays Podcast featuring DRALE and The Campaign

Dispute Resolution and Legal Ethics flowchart As instructional technologist Matthew Riddle explains in his introduction to this podcast entitled Online Roleplays in Tertiary Education, “Role-play has long been used as an educational tool to provide learners with a way to understand the real world.  Since the advent of the World Wide Web, online role-plays have become widely used in Australian tertiary institutions to provide students with authentic learning opportunities.  This presentation profiles two examples of online role-plays developed at the University of Melbourne: DRALE Online, in which final year law students form legal teams in a dispute resolution process, and The Campaign, a role-play about journalists and political advisors following a political campaign.”

The podcast was produced using a relatively new enhanced podcasting tool designed for Mac users known as Profcast that automates the production of chaptered and illustrated podcasts using Keynote or Powerpoint.  I’d recommend viewing this podcast within iTunes for the best experience, as the online version took a long time to load and stalled once or twice. Also, when in iTunes, you can click on the current slide to see a larger version.


Posted by: Bill Warters on 2006 05 24 | Filed under Podcast  

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