Higher education teaching in virtual worlds

Download the full report: HE teaching in virtual worlds [pdf, 872kb] Summary Immersive virtual worlds are online environments that aim to simulate aspects of the real world. They were first developed for gaming but rapidly came to have more serious uses, particularly in education. The best-known and most widely used virtual world is Second Life, which was … Continue reading

OpenSim: an alternative platform for immersive education

CDE seminar: OpenSim: an alternative platform for immersive education We welcomed Dr Peter Miller (University of Liverpool) to the Centre to conduct one of our series of seminars relating to virtual worlds.  While Second Life® has attracted most attention from the education community, there are numerous other virtual environments for holding classes and developing learning experiences. … Continue reading

CDE seminar: Science teaching at a distance

Science teaching at a distance seminar   Tuesday 19 April 2011   Can we teach  science at a distance? Yes we can! The CDE ran the first of a planned series of seminars on virtual worlds on Tuesday 19 April, and it led to some interesting discussions.  Roger Mills, Guest Editor of a special issue of the … Continue reading

CDE Fellow: Clare Sansom

Dr Clare Sansom, Senior Associate Lecturer, Birkbeck Dr Clare Sansom has lectured part time at Birkbeck College, University of London since 1998. She has principally been involved in designing and delivering an innovative MSc course in structural biology taught entirely over the Internet and has obtained scholarships from the Open Society Institute and the Commonwealth … Continue reading