ERIC Number: ED455836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Secret Lives of Students and Politicians: Online and Face to Face Discourse in Two Political Simulations.
Kupperman, Jeff; Weisserman, Gary; Goodman, Fred
This study focuses on alternative ways of thinking about the experiences of two cohorts of high school students participating in separate political simulations, one about peace negotiations in the Middle East (the Arab-Israeli Conflict simulation, or AIC), and one focusing on domestic American policy issues (the Conflix Project, or Conflix). Both simulations involve several different forms of intensive communication: online communication with other participants; online communication with college and high school mentors; face-to-face decision-making dialogue with other players and teachers; and online face-to-face out-of-character debriefing discussions. By examining the ways student participants utilized each mode of communication in either activity, the research explores how new educational experiences might be created, drawing on the strengths of both in-person interactions and online communication. (Contains 68 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14 2001). Light type may not reproduce adequately.