Applying role reversal strategy to conduct the virtual job interview: A practice in second life immersive environment

Ben Chang, Jui Ting Lee, Yan Yin Chen, Fu Yun Yu

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Abstract

College students are going to face a new stage career as soon as they graduate from school, and how to assist college students to step into the career well is a very crucial issue in the college career counseling programing. Regarding the college career counseling programing, in general, the student-oriented activity helping the student to have the self-reflection is considered as a much more effective approach. Among the student-oriented activities, the role reversal strategy is the one that encourages students to actively take part in the activity and help students organize their thinking skills. Moreover, the role reversal strategy makes students have the empathy ability to make a right response in an opposite position. The study aims to apply the role reversal strategy to conduct the virtual job interview in Second Life immersive environment. Second Life which is an immersive technology can provide the innovative learning method and situated learning to reduce the obstacles where happened in the traditional classroom when applying role play and role reversal activities. Twenty-eight undergraduate students were recruited in the study. The study result indicates that most of the students prefer being the interviewers than to being the interviewees. And that they like to play role reversal activity in Second Life immersive environment to gain the interview experiences and improve their interview skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2012 4th IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2012
Pages177-181
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 4th IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2012 - Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
Duration: 27 Mar 201230 Mar 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings 2012 4th IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2012

Conference

Conference2012 4th IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning, DIGITEL 2012
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTakamatsu, Kagawa
Period27/03/1230/03/12

Keywords

  • immersive environment
  • role play
  • role reversal strategy
  • Second Life

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