Creating a Virtual Environment for Writing (test phase)

As part of the CIT’s Strategic Initiative Grants program in Spring 2008, Vicki Russell, Director of the Duke University Writing Studio, received funding to investigate virtual worlds software and its use by students, and to create a “paper prototype” of a Virtual Writing Studio. Using Qwak, a 3d collaborative environment designed for business and education, Vicki will be testing a prototype Virtual Writing Studio in Writing 20 and Education classes in Spring 2009 and by students working on ad-hoc group projects and writing for student publications.