Role Model Interviews

Last Updated: March 3rd, 2017

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Overview

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

Motivation

  • 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.

Examples

Getting Started

Synchronous Role Model Interviews

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.

Additional Resources

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:

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