The Open University, Computing Department, UK (2008 – 2010)
At the Open University my main contribution to teaching is the production of a new “program of studies” called “Virtual MPhil for the Computing Program” (Computing Master of Philosophy)and the infrastructure to support it using educational technologies. These technologies comprises Second Life (immersive environment), Moodle, Elluminate, MyStuff (EPortfolios), Skype and Ning. Synchronous and asynchronous internet and web technologies are the backbone for an integrated learning environment to support the part-time MPhil in Computing at the Open University. The programme has been launched in October 2009 and it is the first “program of studies” of this nature at the Open University.
- The Virtual MPhil program of studies in Computing can be found at eMPhil
- Virtual Mphil Team
- OU 3D-Virtual Campus Pictures
- OU 3D-Virtual Campus video
- The 3-D Virtual Campus (Deep|Think) is currently in use with the first generation of part-time students who started on October 2009. Preliminary evaluation has been carried out, however, more evaluations are planned to take place in the future.
- Virtual worlds at OU