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

Mursion @ East Carolina

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.

Education Environments

Mursion's technology is being used by more than 65 universities and other programs to prepare pre-service K-12 teachers for the challenges of teaching in today's classrooms. Similarly, K-12 school systems use Mursion to help teachers hone their skills once on the job.

A wide range of techniques can be rehearsed in Mursion's virtual reality simulator, including managing classrooms, working with children with special needs, practicing specific instructional routines relevant to a particular subject area, and leading difficult conversations. With a digital library of characters and immersive environments, Mursion simulates challenging interpersonal, on-the-job exchanges.

Mursion Middle School EnvironmentThis middle school classroom was developed in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education, and includes many options for pre- and in-service teacher training. The children can be placed in rows or in a small group discussion. There are 8 youth avatars to choose from, including an English language learner, Davi, shown below left; a child with a language-based learning disability, Harrison, shown below, center; and a child with autism, Nate, shown below, right. There is also an adult avatar that can be used for family conferences. These three children can be switched out with the child in the center of the class.

Davy - Mursion Middle Schooler from Cambodia Harrison - Mursion Middle Schooler with a Hearing Impairment Nate - Mursion Middle Schooler with Autism

When scheduling, please choose Middle School to use this setting.

If you would like to use Davi, Harrison or Nate, please mention this when scheduling in the the notes section.

Mursion Upper Elementary School Environment This environment was created with funding from the National Science Foundation and designed in partnership with Educational Testing Service in order to improve preservice elementary teachers' ability to orchestrate discussions in science and mathematics; this set of upper elementary students can be used across content domains.

When scheduling, please choose Upper Elementary School to use this setting.

Mursion Sunny OfficeThis setting is designed for meetings that take place with an adult in a classroom. Examples might include parent-teacher, teacher-principal, co-teaching, and more.

The avatars used with this scene can be the ones seen in the picture or any of the 13 adult avatars available. If using with a class, each student that presents, can have a random group of avatars be a part of the meeting.

When scheduling, please choose Sunny Office to use this setting.

Mursion Executive OfficeThis setting is a great choice when a more formal setting is appropriate. It can be used for interviews, business meetings, one-on-one conferences, and more.

The avatars used with this scene can be the ones seen in the picture or any of the 13 adult avatars available. If using with a class, each student that presents, can have a random group of avatars be a part of the meeting.

When scheduling, please choose Executive Office to use this setting.

Mursion Teacher Break RoomThis setting is designed for meetings that take place with an adult in a classroom. Examples might include parent-teacher, teacher-principal, co-teaching, and more.

The avatars used with this scene can be the ones seen in the picture or any of the 13 adult avatars available. If using with a class, each student that presents, can have a random group of avatars be a part of the meeting.

When scheduling, please choose Teacher Break Room to use this setting.

There are several middle schools students that can be worked with individually. These students are great for adolescent counseling, tutoring, individualized instruction, and other one-on-on activities. 

If you select Individual Students when scheduling you're session, you'll have the opportunity to select the student at that time, or cycle through the students. If your scenario causes for a particular student, please explain who in the Notes section.

The individual Middle School students are Davi, Harrison, Nate and Ava.

Davy - Mursion Middle Schooler from Cambodia Harrison - Mursion Middle Schooler with a Hearing Impairment Nate - Mursion Middle Schooler with Autism Mursion - Ava

When scheduling, please choose Individual Students to use this setting.