Joining Forces: Designing and Developing an Educational Virtual Reality Game to Teach Socio-Scientific Courses

Project Overview

This project aims to engage undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines in the
creation of an educational virtual reality game aimed at promoting awareness and prevention of human
trafficking. Within interdisciplinary teams, students will design the educational content, game dynamics,
and scaffolding. The Hub is particularly interested in learning from the challenges and successes the
instructors encounter while designing for and then supporting learners within the interdisciplinary team- based learning environment.

Project Team

  • William Watson, Professor, Learning Design & Technology (LDT), College of Education
  • Sunnie Watson, Professor, LDT, COE
  • David Whittinghill, Associate Professor, Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)
  • Christos Mousas, Assistant Professor, CGT, Purdue Polytechnic
  • Luke Bennett, Assistant Professor, LDT, COE
  • Derek Pacheco, Associate Professor, English, College of Liberal Arts, COE
  • Brett Sherrick, Assistant Professor, Communication, College of Liberal Arts, COE