CIDER session, Feb 2: The use of online role-play for teaching and assessing interpersonal skills

Lindsay Jordan will present the theoretical basis for and methodology of an intervention to enable distance learning students in International Construction Management to collaboratively develop and demonstrate skills such as conflict management and dispute resolution, and to apply their understanding of contract law to practice. The activity utilises Web 2.0 tools such as forums and wikis to facilitate asynchronous and synchronous communication and collaborative problem-solving, and exemplifies the alignment of assessment with the practical application that students are likely to experience in their professional lives. The results of the intervention and implications for future research will be presented.

When:  Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 11am-12pm Mountain Time (Canada)
*Local times for the CIDER sessions are provided on our website:

Where:  Online via Elluminate at:

Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the web conferencing software. Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at in the “First Time Users” section.

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