Sep 21, 2012

Certificate in Virtual Worlds

The program offers a Certificate in Virtual Worlds.

Program Overview :
Learn to use simulated environments to enhance all types of organizations, including online communities, education, retailing, political expression and military training. As technologies develop, virtual worlds become more sophisticated, more common and people spend more time in them. Position yourself to be part of this emerging movement that has become a reality beyond just gaming. Your education will be hands-on and practical; you will learn exclusively in a simulated environment.

Program Features
Graduate credits
Hands-on experience with analysis, design and development of virtual world platforms using Second Life
Completion of a capstone project resulting in a customized virtual world in Second Life

What the Program Covers:
Platform selection and use
World design and creation
Human interactivity and metrics
Integration with business systems or databases
Effective evaluation of virtual worlds

You will learn to:
Apply and combine concepts, processes, issues and skills from information management techniques, educational theory, technology design and digital culture to choose, design, develop and measure goals in Virtual Worlds.
Analyze virtual world platforms, examining design methods and user-centric design for human-information interaction.
Apply concepts, strategies and skills related to the life cycle of virtual world planning, design and product development.
Use evaluation techniques involving human factors, cognition, gaming strategies, performance tracking and feedback systems to ensure the ‘stickiness’ and defined value in Virtual Worlds.

Who Should Apply
Graphic designers
Game developers
Communications specialists

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