Virtual Campus

February 23, 2021

A college campus represents so much more than an arrangement of land and buildings. As courses continue to move online, what aspects of a student’s college experience are missing now that we’re all at home? In collaboration with California Institute of Technology (Caltech), students use the online platform SecondLife to concept, design and build a shared virtual campus created for this new world of higher education. The studio has taken yet another life — it was recently accepted into the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference.

Interview with Interaction Design instructors Santiago Lombeyda and Jennifer Rodenhouse (MDP faculty and alumni), who conceptualized and designed the course.