Shenandoah Center for Immersive Learning
The SCIL lab incorporates AR and VR solutions using three interacting components:
- Augmented Reality Chamber (ARC)
- Emergency Preparedness Instructional Center (EPIC)
- Role-Player Workforce (RPW)
Using a massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) approach, participants live inside virtual worlds, and these gaming modules can be transformed into a training university with learning modules.
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.
J.J. Ruscella, M.F.A., director of the Shenandoah Center for Immersive Learning (SCIL) and associate professor of theatre (above, right), received the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges' H. Hiter Harris III Excellence in Instructional ... Continue Reading Center Directors Make Their Mark
Across the state’s higher-ed landscape, Shenandoah University stands apart because of what it does not profess to be. “Shenandoah is a different animal in higher education in Virginia,” says Tracy Fitzsimmons, president for the past decade at the ... Continue Reading ‘A Different Animal’
Shenandoah University is taking a global leap in experiential learning with the rollout of two new virtual reality degrees and an exciting partnership with a leading creator in virtual reality education. Shenandoah is the first higher ... Continue Reading Exploring A New Academic Dimension