Project man­age­ment of the cre­ation of an immer­sive vir­tu­al re-cre­ation of a city with­in which an envi­ron­men­tal mys­tery tran­spired. This prod­uct was direct­ed at learn­ers of Eng­lish as a sec­ond lan­guage.

The Learn­ing Engine was con­ceived as a mul­ti­me­dia expe­ri­ence that could immerse users into a vir­tu­al world with inter­est­ing char­ac­ters, rich visu­al expe­ri­ences, and an intrigu­ing envi­ron­men­tal mys­tery. The user engages in a num­ber of lan­guage exer­cis­es that involve con­vers­ing with vir­tu­al char­ac­ters, doing jour­nal entries, an solv­ing gram­mat­i­cal prob­lems. The con­cept for this project emerged through col­lab­o­ra­tion with researchers in lan­guage learn­ing, prac­tic­ing teach­ers, and mul­ti­me­dia artists. David Oswald was project man­ag­er, edi­tor, and con­tent spe­cial­ist. This project was done with Lun­ny Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Group, the project lead con­trac­tors.