I have been successfully accepted to attend Parliament next week to present my research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 12th March 2012. My poster on research about Teaching Engineering Education Using Virtual Worlds and Virtual Learning Environments and will be judged against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind, having been shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament on Monday.
Gamification of education, where gameplay mechanics traditionally used in video games are used to engage students could be an essential ingredient of our teaching practice. Continue reading
A keen interest in both computing and design from an early age prompted Kerri McCusker to study Multimedia Computing and Design at the University of Ulster which in turn has lead to full time employment as a Research Associate with the Serious Games and Virtual Worlds team at the Intelligent Systems Research Centre at Magee. Continue reading
University of Ulster researchers using “virtual worlds” to train the next generation of students have been nominated for a top UK teaching award, it has been revealed.