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Maintaining the momentum throughout the campaign: Role-play in political communication

D Hirst, M Riddle, S Young

ASCILITE 2005 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education | Published : 2005


The Campaign is an online simulation of an election campaign in which students role-play as journalists and political advisers. Maintaining the momentum throughout the role-play is a challenge in an online environment. In the case of The Campaign, the momentum is maintained as a result of the tight integration of events in the role-play, student activities, assessment tasks, skills-based mini-workshops, in the lecture topics and reading tasks. Students indicated The Campaign and.engaging. and gave them a break from traditional essay writing. They enjoyed the problem solving aspects. It was useful in forging productive working relationships between themselves and other students, whic..

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