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Applications now being accepted for the MA Education in Virtual Worlds

Posted by Manuel Frutos-Perez on August 2 2012 at 1:32 p.m.

Well, that’s been a busy year! We have completed the design, development and validation of the MA Education in Virtual Worlds and are pleased to now offer the opportunity for study; either of the whole programme, or individual 15 credit (CATS) modules, with or without assessment. Full details of the course are available at http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/X19C62/2012 including prices, and from there you can also access the online application process for the MA. If you are interested in Professional Development opportunities, including taking single modules, or if you have any queries about the programme, please email elearning@uwe.ac.uk and we will get right back to you.

The programme begins at the end of September 2012 with the Orientation in Virtual Worlds and Curriculum Development modules. Full details of the timings of all the modules in the programme, curricula and detailed teaching plans for each module can be found at http://www.uwe.ac.uk/eic/virtualWorldsMA/programme.shtml .


We have a fully dedicated island in Second Life (see picture above) to act as the base for the programme, which is next to 2 more islands owned by UWE, adjoining one island owned by Weston College and one owned by Birmingham University. We have cooperation agreements with these two institutions, so we are part of an archipelago of 5 islands with shared activties, resources, environments and collaboration opportunities.

The programme, and all of the modules, are entirely distance learning and they take place in Second Life (3 hrs per week per module) and are also supported by synchronous desktop video conferencing and asynchronous support through our Virtual Learning Environment. We have lots of interest in the programme already from all over the world, so book early to avoid disappointment!

You can see articles and press releases about the course at the following locations:

University Business Magazine – 2 page article (page 70)

UWE Press release and video

Post on Virtual Web News

SCU Virtual Worlds interest group post

YouTube Video of Liz Falconer professorial lecture on virtual worlds (co-located in SL and the real world)

The programme Facebook page

You can also follow us on Twitter @elatuwe





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