AUM’s College of Education is proud to provide Alabama’s only Virtual Avatar Laboratory (VAL). This blend of technology and human performance creates a fully immersive and challenging simulation environment in which learners can take risks (without harm) and learn how to improve day-to-day performance with immediate, evidence-based feedback.
The VAL is provided through Mursion, Inc. and is known to some as the TeachLivE technology engineered by the University of Central Florida, who has been successful in leading the research in teacher simulations. Mursion’s mixed-reality platform employs a combination of artificial intelligence and live actors to deliver powerful simulations that mimic the most challenging interactions that teachers face on the job.
In addition to its use by College of Education students, this immersive training simulator is also used by a wide range of partners who need to improve or customize an interpersonal learning environment. These partners include colleges, non-academic units, school systems, the Alabama State Department of Education, and other outside organizations.
This innovative, personalized learning tool is effective because it is:
The VAL is located on the AUM campus in the College of Education, Room 100. It is available by appointment from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, depending upon availability.
Contact: Dr. Paul Hard
Related videos and links
TLE TeachLivE (links in place)
Recent Publications in Teacher Simulations
VAL Interest Form
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