Illinois State's Virtual Nest utilizes Mursion technology is housed in the College of Education. The software virtual training environments where Redbirds can rehearse and master the essential interpersonal skills required to be effective in high-stakes careers in sales, education, human resources, the medical field, and more. Students participate in immersive learning that simulates realistic scenarios and environments that give them the opportunity to practice new skills. This type of learning has been shown to be among the most effective for training adults and serves as a bridge between formal training and real-world experience. Currently, Mursion is used by more than 75 universities and school districts.
Virtual Nest offers
Customizeable simulations, avatars, and environments
Ability to measure and monitor simulation reliability
How to use Virtual Nest
Email VirtualNest@IllinoisState.edu to request a planning meeting. In this meeting, we will review your desired learning objectives and begin to customize your immersive learning environment. Planning meetings must take place at least two weeks before the desired date/time of your simulation.
Schedule a date, time, and space (if necessary) for your Virtual Nest simulation.
Virtual Nest staff will provide you with performance and simulation reliability assessments.