Tag: Student engagement

ViStA Project

ViStA Project: A Virtual World Orientation for Overseas Students While starting life in a new university may be an exciting prospect for many students, it may also be an anxiety-provoking one. Students face many adjustment challenges and success in meeting these challenges may impact on students’ subsequent academic achievement. This project aims to provide students with an online orientation to… Read more →

Pleasure Palace of the Royal Stewarts Revisited

Linlithgow palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and was once lived in by successive Stewart kings. The preserved monument of the Royal Palace can be visited in a picturesque park setting overlooking Linlithgow Loch. An earlier reconstruction of Linlithgow Palace undertaken by Education Scotland and Historic Scotland is now being developed further by Open Virtual Worlds in… Read more →

Teaching Session with the VHD Resource

The Virtual Humanitarian Disaster resource, supported a 2 hour session with Management students from MN4266 – Non Governmental Organisations (NGO’s): contexts, contributions, and challenges. The session included building a refugee camp and attempting to resolve a series of dilemmas. Photos of the successful session feature below. Read more →

CSEDU 2012

Continued success for the Open Virtual Worlds Group. Tok’s MSc Project, Managing Humanitarian Emergencies– Teaching and Learning with a Virtual Humanitarian Disaster Tool and Indika’s Paper an Effective Policy Based Management of 3D MULE– An Exploratory Study Towards Developing Student Support. Both were presented at the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education in Portugal on Tuesday. Read more →