Sunday, 27 April 2008

RIP Andrew Vincent

Dr Andrew Vincent of Macquarie University, pioneer role play designer (Middle Eastern Politics Simulation), died on Saturday April 5th in Beirut. Middle Eastern Politics Simulations [MEPS] has a 20 year history and has been used in a many institutions, world-wide. 20 years later, past students can still recall the powerful learning experience provided by MEPS. Unfortunately Dr Vincent did not publish much on his work. This may be the only one which he describes the power of online role play simulation; A Vincent, J Shepherd, Experiences in Teaching Middle East Politics via Internet-based Role-Play Simulations Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1998 -

Here are some video clips from his students after playing MEPS. 1 2 3 4

Here are a few posts which I have about him in the past.1 2 3 4 5

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