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ERIC Number: EJ943786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1038-4162
Simulating Behavioural Interviews Using Synchronous Communication Software: Elluminate Live
Sponza, Maria
Australian Journal of Career Development, v20 n2 p48-51 Win 2011
This practice application brief reviews the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of running behavioural interviews online. In a collaborative program between the School of Information Technology and the Careers and Employment service at Deakin University in Australia, students demonstrated their ability to articulate their generic employability skills within a simulated interview environment using Elluminate Live[R] ( (or eLive at Deakin University), a "real-time" communication application. This program was piloted with final-year undergraduate information technology students who were completing a professional practice unit that is delivered wholly online. Computing students experience difficulty in articulating their skills, something that is vital in the interview process when providing responses to employers' selection criteria. This brief details the application of eLive as an authentic learning opportunity given to information technology students to prepare them for employment within their industry. The online format provides an opportunity for students to become familiar with employer recruitment practices, including telephone screening or call-conferencing when applying for local or international job vacancies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia