Esimulations for blended learning in professional education: capacity building, knowledge transfer and dissemination

Segrave, Stephen and Cybulski, Jacob and Holt, Dale and Munro, Judy and O'Brien, David and Keppell, Mike and Murdoch, Deborah and Bradle, Ben and Corbitt, Brian and Smith, Ross and Dick, Martin and Zadeh, Hossein and Searle, Ian and Sarkar, Pradip (2009) Esimulations for blended learning in professional education: capacity building, knowledge transfer and dissemination. In: ASCILITE 2009: 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Same Places, Different Spaces, 6-9 Dec 2009, Auckland, New Zealand.

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A two-year collaborative project by Deakin, RMIT and Charles Sturt universities aims to build in each institution, the academic and professional staff capacities for developing and using a form of online, goal-based, role-play simulation (eSimulation/eSim). While the project embraces 'knowledge transfer', 'capacity building' and 'embedded dissemination', a greater challenge is transforming perceptions of eSims in blended learning contexts to improve flexible learning designs across the higher education sector. The project addresses the need for coordinated research and development in the field of eSimulations in Australian higher education. It aligns the educational, technical, evaluation and research strengths of the three parties to build academic and professional staff capacities for the 'local' development and use of an already successful approach to simulating 'professional workplace experiences' for student learning. This poster presents the ALTC Competitive Grants Program project (2008-2010): 'Building academic staff capacity for using eSimulations in professional education for experience transfer'. The project's website is

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Additional Information: © 2009 Stephen Segrave, Jacob Cybulski, Dale Holt, Judy Munro, David O'Brien, Mike Keppell, Deborah Murdoch, Ben Bradley, Brian Corbitt, Ross Smith, Martin Dick, Hossein Zadeh, Ian Searle and Pradip Sarkar. The authors assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions, a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 01:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2015 00:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: blended learning; capacity building; digital simulation; dissemination; knowledge transfer
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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