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An experiential learning simulation: a bridge between higher education and the workplace?
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, University of the West of England, UK, United Kingdom

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, NV, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-05-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Abstract: Increasingly, employers are expecting graduates to be workplace savvy and to have developed skills that will equip them for workplace demands. SIMulations in Transactional Activities (SIMITA), an online experiential learning simulation, allows undergraduate law students to experience legal case work first hand and therefore to gain knowledge, experience and practical workplace skills in the area of legal process. This paper considers the findings of a case study that investigated the experiential learning nature of this simulation from the students’ perspective and considers whether this mode of learning is able to bridge the gap between higher education and the workplace. The students recognised that they were learning through their experience of using SIMITA and that the skills they were developing had real world relevance. This paper may be of interest to educators who are blending online or electronic simulations into the curriculum or who are interested in experiential learning theory.

Citation

Billingham, O. (2013). An experiential learning simulation: a bridge between higher education and the workplace?. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2013--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 274-279). Las Vegas, NV, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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