Tips for Teaching Simulations Online: Q&A with David Seibel

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Teaching Simulations Online

Check out the video from our recent session on teaching simulations online to pick up tips for running negotiation exercises remotely!

Apprehensive about using role-play simulations in your remote or online blended course? Pick up tips on how to make simulations run smoothly over video, including how to best manage breakouts, run multiparty simulations, report results, distribute materials, and run debriefs, from experienced online negotiation teacher David Seibel:


One thing David suggests for example, is creating a “Teach and Tech Notes” document to keep the teaching team on track with the exercise and the technology:

Get other tips on running simulations, including how to incorporate caucusing in multiparty simulations, by watching the video above!

David Seibel, PON Affiliated Faculty, teaches the online Mediation and Conflict Management Seminar, is the Co-Founder and President of Insight Partners, and the Co-Founder and President of Insight Collaborative. An expert in negotiation, communication, mediation, and dispute resolution, David Seibel wears many hats as a trainer, consultant, mediator, professor, and has wealth of knowledge on best practices for teaching negotiation online.

What other tips for teaching simulations online have you found helpful? Please leave us a comment with your feedback.


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