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.
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.
We would love to have you use Mursion in your class or workshop! In order to do so, there are some key steps that need to be taken and a timeline that needs to be adhered to in order for that to happen.
Complete Online Mursion Facilitator training via Blackboard. This training will cover topics such as scenario design, scheduling, best practices, live facilitation and research opportunities.
After choosing a practical skill to focus on in the simulation, select a scenario from the Mursion@ECU Scenario Repository or work with the Mursion coordinators to design your own custom scenario. The custom scenario development process can take up to 5 weeks.
After designating or designing a scenario, schedule simulation sessions using
our live online scheduler. Sessions can be scheduled Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm. Select Saturdays are available from 8am-12pm with at least 3 weeks advance notice.
We recommend no more than 5 participants in the Mursion lab during live simulation sessions, but up to 20 can be accommodated. If desired, you can reserve a room near Speight 225 so the remainder of class participants can observe via a live feed while they wait for their simulation time. Please have your student groups arranged prior to the live simulation day.
Inform participants to arrive a few minutes early for their session and wait in the reserved classroom or hallway until the lab is ready. Session facilitators will need to arrive in the lab at least 10 minutes prior to the session start time for technical check and scenario verification. Facilitators are expected to attend all live sessions.
If the Mursion lab was used, simulation recordings will be uploaded to VoiceThread allowing instructors to debrief with learners via Blackboard and continue to use the Mursion experience as a learning tool.
*Mursion sessions can be cancelled only with a notice of 5 or more business days. Please make arrangements in case an emergency arises.