Manchester-based consultancy Corporation Pop has been appointed to help Manchester Metropolitan University deliver part of one of its courses through Second Life.
The consultancy will develop a range of interactive tools to enable a module of the university’s BA (hons) Film and Media to be delivered through the online virtual world.
Corporation Pop previously managed a virtual awards ceremony in Second Life for BP’s project management course at Manchester Business School.
Paul Booth, senior lecturer in film and media at Manchester Metropolitan University, says, ‘The course is the first to be delivered almost entirely in Second Life. We’re delighted to have Corporation Pop on board to take advantage of their proven expertise in this specialist area.’
Dom Raban, managing director at Corporation Pop, says, ‘The tools we create will include metaphors for the film-making process and a game-based exercise for editing.
‘They will enable the students to build their skills in the area as well as develop new techniques in a virtual world format.’
The course is expected to be live in September.