Reusing learning designs

role play adaptations of the Mekong and Ha Long Bay e-Sim

Kate Lloyd*, Melissa Butcher

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper reflects on the reuse and adaptation of a learning design in a different university context and in migrating from one lecturer to another. Building on and adapting the learning framework of the Mekong e-Sim (McLaughlan et al., 2001) the Ha Long Bay e- Sim forms the major assignment for students enrolled in the third year unit GEOS311 Asia Pacific Development (Department of Human Geography, Macquarie University). The e- Sim is a structured web-based role-play simulation designed to develop learners' understanding of the multiple perspectives on issues related to development and conflict over the use of resources within the world heritage site of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. This paper examines the experience of both the lecturers and students as the e-Sim was adapted over a four year period to meet changing student needs and a different university context, including reuse within a new operating environment and a diverse student base. Student perceptions of learning outcomes are analysed, revealing a positive response to the learning experience. The paper concludes with some recommendations on the reuse of an e-Sim learning design and identifies research and development questions for further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Who's Learning? Whose Technology?, ASCILITE 2006
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherSydney University Press
Pages465-468
Number of pages4
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781920898564
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Who's Learning? Whose Technology?" - ASCILITE 2006 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20066 Dec 2006

Other

Other23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Who's Learning? Whose Technology?" - ASCILITE 2006
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period3/12/066/12/06

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