Virtual Patients, Labs, Simulation and Training from Virtually Anywhere

Virtual Patients, Labs, Simulation and Training from Virtually Anywhere

William Ballo, Faculty Academic Technology, Madison CollegeTrack 3 HIGHER ED

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After the COVID 19 shutdown, our students lost the opportunity to meet in person to complete their lab and clinical skills requirements; our state of the art sim labs sat empty and dark. Students were forced to delay their graduation, and we vowed to find a way to make sure that if this happens again we will be better prepared to support those hands on skills for which solutions were lacking. Virtual Reality became that solution.

During the session, attendees will be encouraged to ask questions of the presenter and the developer either through the chat (distance) or in the Q&A session to follow the main presentation. The presenter will facilitate a robust discussion centered around the hands-on and clinical skills that were initially thought of as impossible to complete via distance education. Attendees will also have the opportunity to:

  1. Learn what virtual patient simulation looks like from home.
  2. Learn about and see the assets that we are currently using to build patient simulation for Allied Health, Nursing, and EMS students.
  3. Learn about and see the assets we are currently using for teaching HVAC technicians to troubleshoot and repair air-handling systems.
  4. Learn about our plans for future branching out and building more immersive environments from distance with and without VR hardware.

Questions we would like the attendees to consider are, but not limited to:

  1. What limitations do I have in my own classes that are similar to what the faculty at Madison College experienced?
  2. How can I use this technology in my own classes to supplement my teaching and enhance my students learning?
  3. What barriers to learning can I break down with the help of virtual reality?
Fri 12:00 am - 12:00 am