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The PREVIEW-Sustain Project

Posted on September 29th, 2010 by Simon Bignell
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In an expansion to the PREVIEW-Psych project, with generous funding from the Higher Education Academy, we are using the virtual reality platform Second Life to gauge people’s unconscious attitudes towards ‘green’ issues such as recycling. This video outlines the project. Click here for more information on this project.

Virtual Worlds Teaching Guide

Posted on January 28th, 2010 by Simon Bignell
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The Virtual Worlds Teaching Guide produced by University of Derby and Aston Universiy in collaboration and funding from the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network and JISC is now available in hard copy. Please email Simon Bignell (s.bignell@derby.ac.uk) if you would like a copy or to save paper you can download it directly http://previewpsych.org/BPD2.0.pdf.

‘Best Practices in Virtual Worlds Teaching’ guide released

Posted on September 28th, 2009 by Simon Bignell
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If you are an academic or technician involved in teaching Psychology and are interested in using the virtual world Second Life you may find the following information helpful in getting started. We’d recommend reading through our ‘Best Practices in Virtual Worlds Teaching’ guide if you are new to Second Life teaching and want to use […]

Upskilling Day and Mentoring

Posted on August 6th, 2009 by Simon Bignell
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An  Upskilling day at Derby University was successfully completed by 40 Psychologists and academics interested in using Second Life for teaching. Delegates took part in several hands on seminars and heard talks and demonstrations on problem-based learning in Second life from the PREVIEW-Psych project. A number of the delegates also took part in a mentoring […]

‘Upskilling’ Day 7th April 2009

Posted on March 22nd, 2009 by Simon Bignell
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Registration is now open for the Upskilling Day on 7th April 2009 10-4pm. The event is free and all working in the field of Psychology or related areas are welcome to attend. Beginers or those with more experienced are welcome. Please click the link to the left for more information and for fast online registration.

Virtual PBL House Complete

Posted on March 16th, 2009 by Simon Bignell
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Our virtual problem-based learning house is complete and we have most of the avatars working and interacting with students. The project has seen the development of various Psychological scenarios evolve into their current form. We are currently running four separate clinical Psychology related problem scenarios and hope to install a few more shortly. Testing is ongoing […]

Project moves into piloting

Posted on March 5th, 2009 by Simon Bignell
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The PREVIEW-Project has now moved into the final piloting phase. We have a number of scenarios in place for problem-based learning and are looking forward to trialling with University students. We’ve used Daden’s MVP (PIVOTE) player and holodeck technology across a variety of Psychological situations that present challenging but educational situations for students to work […]

Project phase one completed

Posted on December 11th, 2008 by Simon Bignell
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We have successfully created a Second Life project space and are now developing the problem-based learning scenarios for students. Piloting will take place at the end of January.

Project is underway

Posted on November 11th, 2008 by Simon Bignell
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We are now up an running and the project is fully underway. The team have established a timeline and have already had three project planning meetings. We’re recently had a meeting with Daden Ltd and are now on track to employ the technology utilised in the Coventry University led PREVIEW project to the Psychology subject […]