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Getting the Most from Classroom Simulations: Strategies for Maximizing Learning Outcomes
Unformatted Document Text:  Participant Universe • Distributed: this type of simulation includes participants from more than one location in the same exercise (for example Model UN). o Benefits: It is more likely that a variety of opinions and values will be represented, students tend to take it very seriously because they are interacting with unknown partners, facilitates two-level negotiations. o Drawbacks: Logistic requirements are high if done face-to-face, often require more time for negotiations given the variety of perspectives, scheduling is not always flexible or convenient, not always possible to fully debrief all participants. • Single classroom: a simulation run in your own classroom, including you’re your own students. o Benefits: You can completely control scheduling and other logistic details, all participants have the same background information and objectives, it is easy to hold a complete debriefing of all participants. o Drawbacks: Negotiations tend to be more uniform given the shared preparation process of the students, participants may lapse into informal discussions because they know each other, perceived stakes are not always as high as in distributed exercises. Interaction Style • Synchronous: The entire exercise occurs in "real time", with communications taking place simultaneously. o Benefits: The entire exercise can be observed as it takes place, ideal for crisis or limited time types of negotiations, students gain experience in quick assimilation of information and formulation of responses. o Drawbacks: Complexity level of negotiations is often lower, less time for reflection and evaluation during the experience, few opportunities for two-level negotiations to develop. • Asynchronous: Interactions take place over a period of time, generally through messages, and not all participants are engaged at all times during the exercise. 6

Authors: Wedig, Tim.
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Participant Universe
Distributed: this type of simulation includes participants from more than one
location in the same exercise (for example Model UN).
o Benefits: It is more likely that a variety of opinions and values will
be represented, students tend to take it very seriously because they
are interacting with unknown partners, facilitates two-level
negotiations.
o Drawbacks: Logistic requirements are high if done face-to-face,
often require more time for negotiations given the variety of
perspectives, scheduling is not always flexible or convenient, not
always possible to fully debrief all participants.
Single classroom: a simulation run in your own classroom, including you’re
your own students.
o Benefits: You can completely control scheduling and other logistic
details, all participants have the same background information and
objectives, it is easy to hold a complete debriefing of all
participants.
o Drawbacks: Negotiations tend to be more uniform given the shared
preparation process of the students, participants may lapse into
informal discussions because they know each other, perceived
stakes are not always as high as in distributed exercises.
Interaction Style
Synchronous: The entire exercise occurs in "real time", with communications
taking place simultaneously.
o Benefits: The entire exercise can be observed as it takes place,
ideal for crisis or limited time types of negotiations, students gain
experience in quick assimilation of information and formulation of
responses.
o Drawbacks: Complexity level of negotiations is often lower, less
time for reflection and evaluation during the experience, few
opportunities for two-level negotiations to develop.
Asynchronous: Interactions take place over a period of time, generally through
messages, and not all participants are engaged at all times during the exercise.
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