The Social Work program is teaming up with the College of Education to provide Master in Social Work students an opportunity to counsel teenagers with addicted parents in a simulated environment using Mursion
English Education Candidate, Makenzie Evans, teaches a lesson on symbolism to the Mursion class during a recent visit by Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Jay Golden.
Mursion@ECU gave out “grants” to school districts to use up to 25 hours of Mursion for professional development purposes during the 2017-18 school year. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR. Click this image to download your application.
Project INTERSECT (Interactive STEM Education Competence in Teaching), a a $599,939 NSF grant, will address the nature and role of discipline-specific discourse in the classroom. The goal of the project is to explore how training with immersive classroom simulation activities affect the ability of ECU math and science teacher candidates use of discourse as a means of instruction.
Michael Daniels from the School of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Performance work with Mursion Coordinators Christine Wilson and Holly Fales to develop a new scenario to use in his social work and substance abuse classes.
As you get to know the kids, parents and faculty at Mursion, you will learn about their diverse backgrounds and personalities. The avatars don’t represent every student, parent or fellow educator an education professional could come across while in a school, but their personalities are representative of what is found in a typical classroom environment. The more you interact with Mursion, the more you will learn about each of them. You will find each of the kids and adults have completely unique personalities. Over time you may see the kids grow up and new people may come to our school.
Coming Soon: The upper elementary students are designed for grades 3-5 by ETS as part of an NSF grant. They have the ability to show their work by using tablets at their desks.
Mursion isn't just for training teachers. In addition to the classroom setting, there are also settings that can help train those in medical, business, hospitality and other fields. George and Stacey, above, as well as the patient and others below can be used in a range of capacities all depending on the scenario that is written.
This virtual medical examination room with a single female avatar is used for standardized patient training.
Originally designed as a simulator for hospitality customer service training, this virtual environment includes three individual avatars (two female and one male). This environment is also used for customer service scenarios outside hospitality, such as banking or retail.