Shenandoah Center for Immersive Learning
Shenandoah Center for Immersive Learning (SCIL) empowers others to create human-to-human connectivity within mixed realities, transforming ideas into living experiences through immersive technology. Founded at Shenandoah University, SCIL is a student-run production company driven by a brain trust of industry experts.
We are preeminent pioneers of human-based mixed-reality learning...cultivating, empowering and nurturing the virtual workforce.
We believe story is how humans perceive the world.
We empower individuals, organizations and institutions to share content in ways that transform knowledge into ... skill.
We believe genius is born of collaboration
We advocate for creating a level playing field for all people, supporting a culture of inclusion, mutual opportunity and respect in the virtual workspace
We value opportunities that expand accessibility and transcend geographical barriers
We foster human-to-human connectivity, transforming ideas into living experiences
We value playful work and learning
Executive Director of the Shenandoah Center for Immersive Learning (SCIL)
Shenandoah University leaders tapped Associate Professor of Theatre J.J. Ruscella, M.F.A., to pull existing academic and technological components together under the auspices of the Shenandoah Center for Immersive Learning (SCIL), with Ruscella at the helm as executive director.
Explore our Current Projects
The Virtual City
SCiL will develop a plan for the design and implementation of a virtual city. The city will be a model ecosystem for how Virginians can work, entertain, and socialize in a virtual world. It will enable Virginia to be an early economic leader in the virtual economy of the future.
Constitutional Convention Debates
Shenandoah students, professors and the Shenandoah Center for immersive Learning (SCiL) are creating a virtual reality project that will transport participants back in time to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and the debates that took place there among the Founding Fathers of the United States.