Some SBLi public scenarios now available without log in.
Public SBLi scenarios from eCDF and AKO Aotearoa projects (mentioned in previous postings) can now be viewed without requiring a log in. Simply click-through to explore them.
SBLi scenarios from the TEC-funded 2006-2007 eCDF project and a 2008 AKO Aotearoa-funded project (mentioned in previous posts) can now be viewed without requiring a log in. A simple click-through will let you explore them.
Normally SBLi scenarios are integrated into lessons. Bear in mind these ones are designed for stand-alone demonstration and so do not show the full extent of scaffolding and/or assessment that would be required in a full lesson. However, they do show the SBLi interface and some of the functionality.
(Note: both these scenarios are substantial and are not designed for a quick look. Allow some time)
|Subject Area||Scenario Name||Synopsis|
|Social Sciences||Unforseen circumstances. An unethical adventure||The scenario follows the fortunes of research student, Grant Gossman as he first formulates, then executes, a piece of research without due regard for its ethical dimensions. The result is a disaster! During the scenario, the viewer is asked to reflect on the ethical dimensions of Grant's activities with a full ethics analysis provided at the conclusion of the exercise.|
|Academic development||Teaching and Learning: Home improvement-a distance course assessment||The scenario sees the trainee as new lecturer who has been given the unenviable task of quickly revising a badly performing distance course. They must examine the existing materials to ascertain deficiencies, and then suggest realistic improvement within the short framework given. They are also given the opportunity to get the views of contributing staff and students who have been through the course. Tips and advice are given to the trainee in a series of reflective exercises as they work through the scenario.|
eCDF Demonstration Scenarios
|Subject Area||Scenario Name||Synopsis|
|Agriculture||Bill’s Ryegrass Problem - An investigation into grazing management||As a young seed merchant representative, a grumpy farmer berates you about "new-fangled ryegrass species" which never seem to work! But who is really to blame?|
|Commerce||Royal’s Subdivision Plan - Is it financially viable?||Your client is keen on sub-dividing his orchard and he wants you (the bank) to lend him the money. Is it a good risk?|
|Health - Nursing||What’s Wrong With This Child? - A family health assessment||As a trainee nurse, you are out visiting with Plunket workers. While checking a baby you notice another member of the family appears sickly? What might it be, and should you call a doctor?|
|Earth science||Black Canyon - Suitable for a hydroelectric dam?||As a geologist, you are called on by a power company to assess a gorge for a possible dam site. Is it suitable? What about that earthquake?|
|Engineering||Control Methodology - Investigating a temperature problem in a heat exchanger||A processing company calls you about a heat exchange problem. Temperature regulation seems to be a problem. What is wrong and what can be done to fix it?|
|Environmental Management||Contaminated Waterways – What happened?||A stream has become polluted. How can you tell it's polluted, what is the cause and what can be done about it?|
|Information Technology||Carl’s Printing Problems – Can you help?||You are manning the Help Desk and someone calls you with a printer problem. Can you solve it?|
|Creative Arts||Brave New World - Understanding the arts requirement for an animated production||You own a small arts/illustration company. Hollywood has put out to tender a film proposal and you might be involved. How good are you at assessing the requirements?!|
|Society Law||Herman’s Investment Advice - Should Sally sue?||You gave someone advice at a party. They took that advice, got into trouble and are now considering suing you! Opps! Where do you stand legally?|
|Education||Interactive Whiteboard Technology – To use or not to use||Your school is considering purchasing advanced "whiteboard" technology and it's up to you to research the topic and make the decision. Can you do what's best for everyone?|
|Hospitality and Catering||The Inspection – Assessing best practice and staff hygiene in a service kitchen||You own a restaurant and have heard that the inspectors are out and about. Rumours abound that your restaurant is not up to scratch so you send out an inspector of your own!|
|Architecture & Building||An Atrium Has Become A Restaurant. Is there a fire danger||You are called in by an organisation in trouble. They have changed the usage of a building and now the local council are upset about possible fire dangers. Can you sort it out?|
|Health - Veterinary||Ruby the Dog. A veterinary case exploring diagnosis and treatment||A favourite pet appears in poor health. What is wrong?|
|Health - Medical||A Medical Emergency – What is wrong with the young schoolteacher?||A teacher collapses and is rushed to the emergency ward. As a junior doctor, what's you initial diagnosis and what tests should be done?|
|Social Work||The Case of Lucy C. - Assessment of an elderly woman||You are a social worker at a hospital when you are approached by a woman worried about her mother, who has just had a fall. Does the mother need some home help? It's your job to find out.|
|Horticulture||Doug’s Apple Problem – A walkthrough||Doug’s apples are dying. Find out what the problem is.|