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.

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 […]

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.