Category: Education

Visit to North Uist

Today the team have been in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, to visit local primary School’s and demo our model of virtual St Kilda.  The interactive model will be installed in their local museum Taigh Chearsabhagh this Saturday. The children have been learning all about their local history, songs and stories, surrounding St Kilda, and were kind enough to share with us… Read more →

Come and Play at MUSA

This weekend the team are at MUSA (the Museum of the University of St Andrews) demonstrating our various reconstructions and the ways they are presented. If you you are in St Andrews feel free to drop by and explore the Cathedral, Eyemouth Fort, the Caen Township and various other models. We will be in MUSA’s learning loft between 12 and… Read more →

Architecting Scalable Academic Virtual World Grids: A Case Utilizing OpenSimulator

A second article from Journal of Virtual World Research, this time focusing on education and virtual worlds, and again featuring work from St Andrews: Architecting Scalable Academic Virtual World Grids: A Case Utilizing OpenSimulator Charles J. Lesko, Yolanda A. Hollingsworth To better understand the technological requirements of academic institutions looking to implement an OpenSimulator virtual world grid, an observational study… Read more →

The Madras Experience

Pupils from Madras College in St Andrews had an opportunity to interact with the virtual reconstruction of St Andrews Cathedral earlier this month. After classroom presentations on Monday and Tuesday, pupils used the 3D reconstruction to complete a task sheet on Wednesday and Thursday to reveal interesting facts about the cathedral, medieval characters and lifestyles. Robert the Bruce was in-world… Read more →

Open Virtual Worlds News

What’s happening at  Open Virtual Worlds? The Palace and the Cathedral go to Paris. The 3D reconstruction of Linlithgow Palace and St Andrews Cathedral will feature at the Immersive Education Initiative (IED) Paris Summit later this month. CJ and John will be at MetaMeets “The Art of Creation : Virtuality meets Reality” 2012 in Holland. John’s Routing Island world was… Read more →

Virtual worlds news round-up

What’s been happening in virtual worlds research at St Andrews? Summer dissertations ended in August. Six students completed dissertations focusing on virtual world resources using OpenSim. We had great fun supervising the students, and thank them for all their hard work. Dissertation Titles: A Toolkit for Managing Open Virtual World Grids Multimedia and Interactivity in Virtual Worlds using a Reconstruction… Read more →