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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We encourage those close to the East Carolina University Campus to utilize the Mursion lab inside the Speight Building; however, you may create your own lab at your location. The required minimum system you'll need is as follows:
All sessions in the ECU Mursion lab will be recorded supplied for later review and dialogue.
(No recording is done by ECU at remote locations) An important aspect to remember with Mursion is that only a small part of what happens with Mursion happens during the live interaction. After the interaction is complete, you are encouraged to review the simulation to find out what when well and what may not have. Then that information can then be used to improve performance. This can be done immediately following or via a recording or both.
The ECU Mursion lab is currently equipped with an adjustable 90" monitor. It also has 4 tables for observers to view from while taking notes and 22 additional chairs for observation. Observation can also be done from a separate room while a simulation is being done in the lab to prevent distraction via a live feed from the lab. (If you would like this, please request when making your reservation.)
We are now able to offer Mursion via Distance Education for sessions of 1 hour or longer. In order for these sessions to be successful, it is important the following technical specifications are met or exceeded by ALL participants.