Manchester design agency Corporation Pop has been appointed to develop a ground breaking Second Life project for Manchester Metropolitan University.
Corporation Pop will create a range of interactive learning tools, which will enable a module of the university’s BA (Hons) Film and Media course to be delivered through Second Life for the first time.
Dom Raban, managing director at Corporation Pop explains:
“By running a course in Second Life the university can enhance blended learning opportunities, providing learners with experiences they would not be able to access through any other medium. The tools we create will include metaphors for the film making process and a game-based exercise for editing.
“They will enable the students to build their skills in the area as well as develop new techniques in a virtual world format.”
Paul Booth, senior lecturer in film and media at Manchester Metropolitan University says:
“The course is the first to be delivered almost entirely in Second Life. We’re delighted to have Corporation Pop on board to take advantage of their proven expertise in this specialist area. The Media Collaboration syllabus is designed to be contained within the virtual world; all exercises use a combination of real world skills and in-world production and distribution.
“Only two lectures will be delivered in a real world classroom as an introduction to Second Life and new media technology.”
The design of the tools is underway and the course is expected to be live by September 2009.