Learning in role-play:
Can you do that online?
Yes you can.
But you gotta know the territory.
Virtual worlds have both scenes and characters. Roleplaying as a hobby is a well-established activity there. For entrepreneurial instructors it offers an instructional method that taps into imagination, motivation, and social behavior.
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- The territory in this case is a digital world. A MUVE . A virtual world.
- Online learning does not have to be solitary in a digital world.
- People can play a role relevant to the learning context.
- In an avatar that fits the role.
- In a scene that fits the story
- Update 10/8/2020 OpenSimulator Community Conference 2020 Call for Proposals. Empire State College (ESC) virtual residency Oct 10 in Kitely. BURN2 2020: The Multiverse Oct 9-18.
Where would you use role-play in teaching?
- The obvious place is literature: Theater and fiction.
- Creative writing: Role-play is writing in action.
- History: Controversy, presentation planning.
- Science: Controversy or presentation planning.
- Second language: Any theme, but in the second language.
- Fine arts: Art critics discussing an art object.
How would you create roles?
- The roles are the characters in the story.
- If the figures in the controversy are not identified, create characters for each major position.
- In many controversies, there will advocates for the old ideas, others for the new ideas, and the compromisers.
- Add one or more reporters expecting to write news items about the discussion.
- Resource person
- Organizer, top view
- Fact checker
- Audience representative
- Characters from one or more stories (existing or in writing)
How would you create the scenario?
- Reenact a scene from the literature, but in your own words.
- Bring the characters together to explain why they did what they did.
- Bring characters together from two different stories to discuss who won.
- Stage a debate
- Gather the information resources
- Select a theme
- Organize the content into a sequence.
- Review the content sequence from the standpoint of the audience.
- Mystery Manor (1), a game of games. Solo solving, group roleplay, scene stories.
- Write on site. The scene as a story prompt. Mystery Manor as a story source
- Ever heard of writer's block in role-play? Role-play in virtual worlds as practice writing
- Hogwarts Forever: Roleplay in virtual worlds is writing in draft. Does writing create magic?
- Exercises for a 3D writers workshop: place and characters
What would the DTA do?
- Present the scenario.
- Assign roles.
- Record the text or speech.
- Take a role that guides the play (probably asking questions)
- The Chronicles of Lisianthus: A Medi-Fantasy Roleplay Sim
- Rockville: Life on the Margin, an experience roleplay game
- Themed place: roleplay adventure: Clothing, combat, crafting, farming
- Starfleet Astraios, in the Gamma quadrant. Roleplaying
- UFGQ United Federation of Planets, Gamma Quadrant, Starfleet.
- Tessin: Themed place: roleplay adventure: sailing, combat, farming. Utrechtse Statenjacht
- The myth of Asgard. Role play: Norse mythology characters. Could people learn about mythology here?
- Konk Combat Game Builder, with NPC interactions. The Metaverse Tour investigates
- Writer's 3D online workshop: Meet in your browser. Meet in a story scene. Working together apart.
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- Web-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. Summary
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