Role Model Interviews
A role model interview is generally a conversation between two people in which one person acts as an interviewer to ask a set of questions, and the other person answers the question as an expert. Role model interviews can also consist of several people as a panel asking questions of one or more role models.
Application to All Courses
- Role model interviews function to convey to students information and attitudes that are necessary to succeed.
- Role model interviews give students real-world examples of successful persons and allow students to ask questions in order to model their success.
Synchronous Role Model Interviews
- Set up a text only interview using an IM or chat tool.
- Set up a multimedia interview using whiteboards or web conferencing.
Asynchronous Role Model Interviews
- Create a discussion board forum in which students can post questions for the role model.
- Create a blog on which students can post questions for the role model.
- Have students submit questions to the instructor in advance and create a Mediasite or YouTube recording of the responses.
- Have students submit questions to the instructor in advance and create and post a transcript of the responses to a blog, course site, or discussion board.
- Interview Your Role Model: An article and set of guidelines on interviewing a role model.
- Role Model Study Guide: Questions for teachers to pose to students.
- Role Model Interview Questions: How to decide what questions to ask in a role model interview.
For information on tools available to conduct synchronous Role Model Interviews visit:
For information on tools available to conduct and evaluate asynchronous Response Groups visit: