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.
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.
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.
Mursion’s unique blend of virtual reality technology and live human
performance creates powerful and immersive learning simulations.
Research suggests that this is the most powerful model for simulating
authentic interpersonal exchanges.
There are a variety of environments available to suit the needs of many different program areas.
These environments include classrooms, offices, conference rooms, a medical examination room, a hotel lobby and restaurant.
Mursion provides immersive learning opportunities for front-line staff in hospitality, healthcare, retail, and other sectors that demand friendly, helpful, and efficient customer service. In the scenario above, front desk hotel staff practice how to effectively handle challenging customers.
Hard-to-teach leadership skills, such as conducting performance reviews or performance improvement interventions, are easily rehearsed in Mursion's simulator. Mursion also creates multi-avatar environments to allow trainees to practice facilitating team meetings or managing an interpersonal conflict that is impeding job performance.
Healthcare professionals can practice a wide range of essential interpersonal skills including practicing delivering negative diagnoses to family members of a patient. Healthcare professionals can also rehearse standardized patient interviews.
Cutting-edge education organizations are using the immersive learning middle school and high school classroom simulators to:
simulations for principals,
instructional coaches, and
teacher leaders to practice
and master essential school
leadership skills, such as:
Environments featuring adult avatars give the facilitator several different choices. Below are the avatars available, shown in the different office settings that are available.