Monday, 14 November 2005

League of Worlds (Online and Virtual) Conference 2005 - day 1 morning session

This morning, we heard Dr Andrew Vincent talked about his over 15 years of running Middle East Politics Simulations. He is probably THE person with most experience of running role play simulation using Internet technology.

One of the interesting remarks I can't forget is his remarks about the need of notifying intelligence departments when a simulation is about to start. He said the Australian agencies are pretty relaxed about students playing roles such as a terrorist and understand that it is part of the learning. However, the students who also participate from the US Universities are talked to by the Homeland security agencies.

I was hoping that there would be a discussion about freedom of speech, learning experience. But it did not happened.

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