Jo Caldwell

How your tutor can turn into your boss

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Jo ColdwellJo Coldwell, Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Information Technology at Deakin University in Australia talks about an initiative led by her colleague Annegret Goold to develop a parallel virtual organisation called United Enterprises. Students have to apply for jobs at this virtual organisation and then take the role of an employee, finding that their tutor suddenly becomes their boss. The experience is designed to be as realistic as possible; while plenty of assistance is available as students, they find that life can be a bit tougher in the workplace with their manager expecting different standards of behaviour and use of more professional language.

Jo Coldwell on Simulating the Workplace [10:00]