As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty at a Hispanic serving institution shifted from face-to-face to totally online teaching. The authors describe two assignments for teacher candidates that required them to design and deliver lessons that focused on practicing two high-leverage practices utilizing Mursion, a mixed-reality simulation (MRS) software and platform. MRS sessions were delivered through Zoom video conferencing and were delivered asynchronously. Benefits, challenges, and limitations of using MRS in conjunction with Zoom in online courses were identified and discussed. Detailed logistics for planning, preparing, and executing MRS effectively were provided. The authors describe implications for remote learning as it related to teaching at an HSI located in one of the poorest areas of the U.S., with one of the most vulnerable populations.
Lopez Estrada, Veronica,et al. "Learning to Teach in Mixed-Reality Simulated Virtual Environments at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)." Handbook of Research on Developing a Post-Pandemic Paradigm for Virtual Technologies in Higher Education, edited by Sandra Maria Correia Loureiro and João Guerreiro, IGI Global, 2021, pp. 144-166. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-6963-4.ch008
Handbook of Research on Developing a Post-Pandemic Paradigm for Virtual Technologies in Higher Education