Utilizing TeachLivE™ (TLE) to Build Educational Leadership Capacity: The Development and Application of Virtual Simulations
Valerie A. Storey, Thomas D. Cox

Simulation and immersive virtual environments area growth areas but there is scarce evidence of this technology being utilized in the field of educational leadership or in school leadership preparation programs. Scenario simulation offers a compelling approach to leadership development, especially because it can be designed to address specific dimensions of leadership. Internally constructed scenario simulations can be used to engage participants’ in strategic leadership learning experiences using interactive dialogue and feedback. In this article, the authors describe the development of scenario simulations for use in a specific virtual environment, TeachLivE™ (TLE). The use of customized scenarios has the potential to provide a robust learning experience providing the scenario designer is both a scholar and practitioner in the simulated scenario’s domain; is clear on the scenario’s purpose; constructs scenarios that engage both the avatar and the aspiring administrator; and generates the opportunities and actions that align with the scenario’s purpose.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v4n2a5