A "Virtual" CS Department
UI CS faculty member Clint Jeffery wants to make
Computer Science a little easier and more fun by virtue of
a serious game called CVE (Collaborative Virtual Education),
which looks kind of like the image below. The "game"
features social interactions in 3D with instructors and
fellow students, along with collaborative IDE tools which
will make it easier to get live on-line help.
The project was built with help from the
CS 404 and 428 courses on Games and Virtual Environments, which built
a simple model of Janssen Engineering Building. The CVE
program that Jeffery is developing began as an NSF-funded open
source software project which lives on