2015 Virtual University of Edinburgh Graduation – School of Education

For seven years since 2009 the University of Edinburgh has offered its distance education and remote new graduates the option to graduate in Second Life, alongside the real world ceremony in the graduation hall, which his year is in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall since McEwan Hall on Edinburgh’s campus is being renovated. Such Virtual Graduations have taken places in several schools including Education and the Vet School. The facilities have won an EDUblog Award and appeared in the media and press, including on the BBC’s web site. Some new graduates have even graduated in real life and as avatars in Second Life simultaneously to join in the celebrations in both communities [see Blog Post]. The Principal of the University of Edinburgh, Prof. Sir Tim O’Shea, himself an educational technology innovator, properly introduces the virtual graduates to the graduation ceremony audience, who can see the virtual world Venue@Vue facility on a large screen in the hall, and the new virtual graduates involved in the ceremony appear in the official programme.

The School of Education graduation ceremony in the afternoon of 27th November 2015 was streamed into Second Life… more details are in this blog post.

2015-11-27-SL-Virtual-GraduandsCongratulations to the new graduates…

  • MSc
    • John Macdonald
    • Charmaine McKenzie
  • PGDIp
    • Nicola Symmers
    • Keith Taynton
  • PG Cert
    • Asha Ginda
    • Liz Hudson
    • Nick Jenkins


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