12 November 2008

Online Simulations for Ethics

EthicsGame.com produces corporate as well as higher ed ethics curricula, which can include bundling print textbooks with online simulations. The company also produces online-only options, such as the EthicsGame-Hot Topics. These are short, stand-alone modules that can include pre- and post-administrations for assessment purposes.

The online experience of about 2 hours is supported by the company to insure that technology is not a problem. Statistics on student time on task, ranking, and discussions are provided to the instructor. The instructor can weight the elements of participation to create a grading scale for the assignment.

The company web site also serves as subscribers' portal to the simulations through an icon labeled "Game Door." Visitors can take advantage of four free online orientations (each takes about an hour). These introductory sims are accessed through the menu item "Orientation" that appears throughout the web site.

A web page description of the online EthicsGame-Hot Topic gives sample costs per student and per module (base price is about $30 per student).

[No disclaimer for this blog...I don't have any association with the publisher and learned of the product last week at the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning.]

© 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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