Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorRudra, Amit
dc.contributor.authorJaeger, Bjoern
dc.contributor.authorAitken, Ashley
dc.contributor.authorChang, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorHelgheim, B.
dc.contributor.editorRalph H Sprague Jr
dc.identifier.citationRudra, Amit and Jaeger, Bjoern and Aitken, Ashley and Chang, Vanessa and Helgheim, Berit. 2011. Virtual Team Role Play Using Second Life for Teaching Business Process Concepts, in Sprague Jr, R.H. (ed), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Jan 4 2011. Koloa, Hawaii, USA: IEEE.

This paper describes the use of a virtual world environment to facilitate a role play assignment for buying and selling Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions in a distributed environment. The exercise involved the use of Second Life to facilitate the virtual presentation and meeting among the vendors and the purchaser of the software. Students playing vendors and purchase roles were organized into teams who meet, collaborate, and negotiate business transactions in the virtual environment. The aim of the experiment was to introduce students to properties of ERP-systems which are the most common software systems used by businesses, and at the same time introduce tools for virtual team collaboration in an international setting between students in Norway and Australia. This paper reports the experiences from the students' and teachers' perspectives and we give recommendations regarding the use of Second Life in role-playing exercises.

dc.publisherIEEE Computer Society
dc.subjectMarketing and sales
dc.subjectVirtual groups
dc.subjectSecond Life
dc.subjectInformation systems
dc.titleVirtual Team Role Play Using Second Life for Teaching Business Process Concepts
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the 44th annual Hawaii international conference on system sciences
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the 44th annual Hawaii international conference on system sciences
dcterms.source.conferenceHawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJan 4 2011
dcterms.source.conferencelocationKoloa, Hawaii
dcterms.source.placeLos Alamitos, California

© 2011 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.

curtin.departmentSchool of Information Systems
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record