Students in Virginia Western Community College’s (VWCG) Gaming Club created a virtual campus in Minecraft. The project began during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to keep students engaged, while also helping them transition back to in-person learning. When all was said and done, the organization of around 20 students completed the campus in nine months, with the finishing touches completed last fall.
“When students find a common goal and something that brings them together to work toward that goal, the results are amazing,” said Natasha Lee, Student Activities Coordinator at Virginia Western Community College. “These students care about the campus, and this project gave them something to rally behind when they were getting burnt out from their normal.”
Each student in the club was given a specific role in the project, ranging from architecture, to managing logistics and communications. Lee says that these skills will be necessary in helping students transition into the workplace.
(All information was provided by WFXR)