Leading from the engine room

Cat Kutay, Elyssebeth Leigh

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Abstract

This paper explores relationships and challenges facing teams creating simulation-based learning environments. Drawing on our experience of governance within Australian Indigenous cultures and specific work incidents as case studies, we explore tensions, triumphs and insights occurring during collaborative ventures intended to produce online learning activities. Our view is ‘from the engine room’ - at that point where technology and design expertise reframe creative ‘story boards’ into ‘interactive learning experiences’ requiring productive harnessing of diversity. Creation of scenario-based learning environments requires an understanding of specific content, along with the array of available learning pathways. Appreciating pitfalls likely to hinder the design process is vital. Scenarios use specific, and specialized artefacts and technologies to create interactive learning environments; computer-based technologies make the process even more complex, requiring highly specialized skills to contribute particular elements. More and more people are involved, and a greater number of specializations contribute to the final product. We draw on Human Computer Interaction practices to explore designer - developer interfaces and explore what may be involved in developing aware, conscious leadership of this emergent complexity. Words penned by Harrison (1967) aptly encapsulate our theme - “We were talking about the space between us all”.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntersections in Simulation and Gaming - 21st Annual Simulation Technology and Training Conference, SimTecT 2016, and 47th International Simulation and Gaming Association Conference, ISAGA 2016, Held as Part of the 1st Australasian Simulation Congress, ASC 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMarcin Wardaszko, Sebastiaan Meijer, Elyssebeth Leigh, Anjum Naweed
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Pages30-42
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319787947
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event21st Annual Simulation Technology and Training Conference, SimTecT 2016 and 47th International Simulation and Gaming Association Conference, ISAGA 2016 Held as Part of the 1st Australasian Simulation Congress, ASC 2016 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 26 Sep 201629 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10711 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference21st Annual Simulation Technology and Training Conference, SimTecT 2016 and 47th International Simulation and Gaming Association Conference, ISAGA 2016 Held as Part of the 1st Australasian Simulation Congress, ASC 2016
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period26/09/1629/09/16

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    Kutay, C., & Leigh, E. (2018). Leading from the engine room. In M. Wardaszko, S. Meijer, E. Leigh, & A. Naweed (Eds.), Intersections in Simulation and Gaming - 21st Annual Simulation Technology and Training Conference, SimTecT 2016, and 47th International Simulation and Gaming Association Conference, ISAGA 2016, Held as Part of the 1st Australasian Simulation Congress, ASC 2016, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 30-42). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10711 LNCS). Springer-Verlag London Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78795-4_3