Anya Andrews, Director of Research Initiatives, University of Central Florida College of MedicineHEALTHCARE
This session focuses on the design and development of Immersive Learning Simulations, also known as Serious Games, to help curb the ongoing opioid crisis. It will present the practical strategies and lessons learned from several recent and ongoing research and technology innovation efforts aimed to address the existing training and education gaps in the area of opioid risk management and overdose prevention. Specific emphasis will be placed on the discussion of a systematic process for the design of immersive learning simulations/serious games as applied to one of the biggest healthcare and societal challenges of our time. Advances in cross-platform and transmedia implementations and opportunities will be highlighted.
The attendees will have an opportunity to explore the potential of immersive learning simulations as a tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. The attendees will review evidence-based principles, practical strategies, and best practices for the design and development of immersive learning simulations/serious games. They will also receive a time-tested “design blueprint” handout that can be applied to virtually any serious game development effort, regardless of a training topic of interest.