Mursion Immersive Simulation Lab


Contact Us:

Ms. Christine Wilson
Mursion Coordinator
125 Speight Building
252-328-1143
wilsonc@ecu.edu

or

Mrs. Holly Fales
Mursion Coordinator
122 Speight Building
252-737-5191
heathh@ecu.edu
Teaching in Mursion

Mursion@ECU grant applications now available for NC school systems

The East Carolina University (ECU) College of Education is pleased to present an innovative professional development experience for faculty and staff across the educational spectrum. Mursion is an immersive learning experience that provides participants with a safe space in which they can practice what they have learned in the classroom and throughout their careers with an opportunity to get direct feedback from virtual students, peers, and authorized observers. We are so proud of the work our 2017-18 Mursion@ECU grant recipients are doing, that we are Continue reading →

Social Work Faculty talks with Students

Life-Like Therapy – Social Work Program teams up with COE for Simulated Counseling in Mursion

East Carolina University social work students are using a virtual environment to talk with life-like teenagers about their parents’ drug use. The ECU School of Social Work has teamed with the College of Education’s Mursion lab to provide the simulation for graduate students. Organizers believe it’s the first training focused on substance use disorders for MSW students in the UNC system, said Michael Daniels, teaching instructor of social work. “This is an innovative way of teaching skills before they actually sit down with patients,” Daniels Continue reading →

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The Magic of Mursion

Junior EC Scholar Meghan Lower reflects on her experiences using the Mursion Lab at the ECU College of Education. My first experience with Mursion was through a simulated job interview. Even though I used the word simulated, I certainly did not feel as if it was a simulation. The interview was very authentic, as I received personalized feedback in real time as if were a real interview. The avatar that interviewed me had appropriate gestures and body language that reflected what it was saying. Honestly, Continue reading →

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ECU Awarded Grant to Enhance STEM Education

The East Carolina University College of Education was recently awarded a $599,939 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM education. Project INTERSECT (Interactive STEM Education Competence in Teaching) 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. The Project INTERSECT team will use the Mursion Lab Continue reading →

Mursion Lab at ECU

Mursion ‘Grants’ Draw Six School Districts to ECU

The East Carolina University College of Education Mursion team hosted leaders from six counties on Thursday, July 27, that have decided to take advantage of an offer to use Mursion@ECU as part of their professional development plan for the 2017-18 school year. Mursion provides an immersive experience in a safe space providing an opportunity for repeat practice with immediate feedback. The environment allows candidates, teachers, and administrators to practice their craft where no harm can be done, but skills can be honed through the use Continue reading →

THE Journal Jan/February Cover
Future K–12 Educators Learn to Teach Through Virtual, Mixed Reality Simulations
By Sri Ravipati
01/30/17

East Carolina University (ECU) has become the first of 17 campuses within the University of North Carolina (UNC) system to use virtual and mixed reality to train future K-12 teachers. Students within ECU's College of Education are currently using a virtual reality program that simulates a typical classroom environment, giving students the opportunity to practice classroom management techniques and instructional strategies.

Campus Technology Cover
East Carolina U Taps Virtual, Mixed Reality to Instruct Future Teachers

ECU students do not wear headsets or other devices with the technology, the university told Campus Technology. Instead, students stand in front of a large screen that projects a virtual classroom. They can interact with the avatars, receiving immediate feedback from both peers and instructors. Additionally, the program provides "easy-to-capture analytics that can inform future training plans," according to the company's website.

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ECU College of Education awarded grant for STEM education

By Tamara Scott
Published: September 13, 2017, 6:32 pm
Updated: September 13, 2017, 9:38 pm

For more information and a captioned version of the video, please visit WNCT's site at http://wnct.com/2017/09/13/ecu-college-of-education-award-grant-for-stem-education/

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ECU College of Education students learn using virtual reality program

By Tamara Scott
Published: January 29, 2017, 5:28 pm
Updated: January 29, 2017, 11:11 pm

For more information and a captioned version of the video, please visit WNCT's site at http://wnct.com/2017/01/29/ecu-college-of-education-students-learn-using-virtual-reality-program/