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Curtin University » Blog Archive » Virtual worlds for authentic learning and internationalisation

Curtin University » Blog Archive » Virtual worlds for authentic learning and internationalisation | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it

Professor Robin Watts guided a project investigating the possibilities of using the 3D virtual world of Second Life ® in teaching and learning for nurses and pharmacy students.

 

Students and tutors can review their progress and reflect upon the decisions made about treating the patient. All activity in the clinic is logged and connects to a Moodle (LMS) installation via an opensource mashup called SLOODLE.

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Making Lab Sections Interactive: More evidence on potential of course redesign -

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By Phil HillMore Posts (385) Two weeks ago Michael and I posted an third article on EdSurge that described an encouraging course redesign for STEM gateway courses. In our e-Literate TV series on personalized learning, we heard several first-hand stories about … Continue reading →

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This Virtual Reality Game Could Help Treat Lazy Eye

This Virtual Reality Game Could Help Treat Lazy Eye | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
Vivid Vision founder James Blaha hopes his virtual reality games will create new solutions for vision therapy
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Microsoft HoloLens: Partner Spotlight with Case Western Reserve University - YouTube

For education, Microsoft HoloLens will help make incredible leaps forward in productivity, collaboration, and innovation. See how Microsoft HoloLens transfor...
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Simulation Australasia

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Our Mission

To provide a forum for those involved with simulation across Australasia, to allow for discussion and distribution of information, and to further advance the research, development and use of simulation technologies and practices in society, industry, academia and government.

Our Vision

We are the peak association for the simulation community in Australasia and aim to be recognised as such by relevant decision-makers in government, business and education.

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Revolutionary Learning: Using Games and Simulations to Solve Critical Issues in Public Health

Revolutionary Learning: Using Games and Simulations to Solve Critical Issues in Public Health | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
Participate/ Play/Produce – in a Symposium of Learning Adventures

The Ebola scare this past year, the heroin epidemic in the northeast, and the surprisingly high infant mortality rate have heightened awareness of precarious public health. How can a revolutionary new educational approach to these issues through games and simulations provide inroads to solving these critical problems? Join a group of stellar game and simulation designers, educators, and public health experts in a dynamic hands-on exploration of creative problem solving.

The keynote address will be presented by Sharon Sloane, President and CEO, WILL Interactive.
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A mannequin that groans, bleeds and can 'die'

A mannequin that groans, bleeds and can 'die' | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
He groans, he bleeds and if things go really wrong, he can even die on the table. - New Zealand Herald
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Medical Education in the New Millennium | Stanford Online

Medical Education in the New Millennium | Stanford Online | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it

This interdisciplinary course features talks from thought leaders and innovators from medical education, instructional design, cognitive science, online learning, and emerging technology. Over the course of eleven weeks, we'll consider how to build educational experiences that address the unique learning preferences of today's Millennial medical students and residents. As the volume of new medical knowledge outpaces our ability to organize and retain it, how might educators disrupt outdated practices through thoughtful use of technology and learning design? How might MOOCs, social media, simulation and virtual reality change the face of medical education? How might we make learning continuous, engaging, and scalable in the age of increasing clinical demands and limited work hours? Joining the conversation will be experts from all health care and education stakeholder domains, including patients, and students from nursing, medicine and engineering sciences.

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5 Ways Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Changing Medicine

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5 Ways Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Changing Medicine
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Rivas foresees a variety of medical uses for Google Glass and the apps that developers build for the wearable device.

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A Robot With A Hypodermic Needle

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Would you let a robot take your blood? The answer to this question illuminates our real relationship to machines that aspire to rise above the robot vac. Is there another sort of uncanny valley?

Veebot is a very clever use of some basic image processing plus some very accurate positioning mechanisms. It first locates a good vein using infrared. Once it has a target it switches to ultrasound to make sure that there is enough blood flow to make it worth inserting the needle.

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3D printers help surgeons hone their skills on replica body parts

3D printers help surgeons hone their skills on replica body parts | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
On the table sits the trachea of a 12-month-old child. Mitch Finlayson lifts it between two fingers, and smiles.
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Innovative Collaboration Between SIMmersion and Medscape Will Use Virtual Patient to Introduce Doctors to the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing | The SIMmersion Blog

Innovative Collaboration Between SIMmersion and Medscape Will Use Virtual Patient to Introduce Doctors to the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing | The SIMmersion Blog | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it

Motivational  Interviewing (MI) is a proven approach for encouraging patients towards positive change, and the Blending Initiative—a joint project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)— seeks to expand the adoption of MI by practitioners. SIMmersion announces a partnership with SEI and the Blending Initiative to create an engaging virtual introduction to the spirit of MI for primary care physicians.


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callooh's curator insight, May 3, 2014 8:40 AM

Should be interesting to see how this develops--"The PeopleSim conversation engine....will make the virtual patient's personality change from play to play."

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7 Wonderful iPad Apps to Learn about Human Body in 3D ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Wonderful iPad Apps to Learn about Human Body in 3D ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it

"Technology has radically revolutionized the human science and provided us with profound insights that were not knowable to us before. It has also cracked the dark secrets of some key scientific concepts that mystified the human mind since the dawn of time. The physiology of the body and body anatomy are some of these key areas that have benefited a great deal from the advancement of technology. Consequently, the teaching of these concepts have become way easier and more attainable. In this regard, developers now have designed so many apps that examine the human body in 3D."


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Mike Burgermeister's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:27 PM

Very usefull for Phys Ed Studies.

Mike Dilger's curator insight, November 17, 2013 2:01 AM

These  may interest science, sport or hep teachers.

Shaneka Ellington's curator insight, November 21, 2013 9:30 PM

This would be a great app to use while studying for anatomy exam.

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Vernier Debuts Sensor Interface for Multiple Devices -- Campus Technology

Vernier has launched LabQuest Stream, a sensor interface with wireless and USB connectivity designed for use with multiple devices, including Chromebooks, PCs and mobile devices, in STEM classrooms.
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Physical effects of dementia can now be experienced virtually

Physical effects of dementia can now be experienced virtually | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
I'm trying to find a sock. My vision is distorted and my hands are numb. It's dark. I rifle through a pile of what appear to be bedclothes, desperate to find the sock. A man stands next to me barking instructions, but I can't make out any words, only loud noises. He's too close, though, leering over my shoulder, frightening me. I shuffle away but I can't shake him off. Suddenly, I have the sock in my hand, holding it aloft like a prize. Within seconds, it's snatched away from me by the man at my shoulder. I ball my fist, ready to punch him.
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Why it’s now more likely a video game will be your physical therapist

Why it’s now more likely a video game will be your physical therapist | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it

Last week, Reflexion Health got 510(k) clearance for a physical therapy platform to help people recovering from hip and knee replacement surgery guide users through their prescribed exercises and transmit that data to their therapists and physicians.


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Podcast: Problem-Based Learning at UC Berkeley

Podcast: Problem-Based Learning at UC Berkeley | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
Through a progressive disclosure of information, role-playing, simulations and instant availability of information students at UC Berkeley–UCSF Joint Medical Program teach each other the foundations of medical sciences.
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CQU & Bond researchers launch 3D printing & augmented reality project to help train paramedics - Keep it clever

CQU & Bond researchers launch 3D printing & augmented reality project to help train paramedics - Keep it clever | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
Researchers from Bond University and CQUniversity have released a pilot study using 3D printing and augmented reality gaming technology to help paramedics studying via distance education. The project is designed to help students visualise and carry out training exercises outside of a classroom setting. Developed by Bond University Assistant Professor Dr James Birt, the simulation …
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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

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Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.
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How Google Glass Will Change Healthcare

15WAYS GOOGLE GLASS WILL TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE @ValaAfshar
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Social Health on line

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Telecare, telemedicine, eHealth, social health, etc. are ways of providing support to health care on line: opportunities, costs and examples
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Diagnosing cognitive defects using Virtual Environment Human Navigation System (VE-HuNT)

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[From the University of California, San Diego; a 4:39 minute video is available on YouTube] 

 

Note: This is the first in a three-part series about Qualcomm Institute research projects that have a direct impact on aging. All three projects are funded through the Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities program. The Qualcomm Institute is the University of California, San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).

 

Experts agree that the ability to navigate a neighborhood or built space is one of the first faculties to suffer at the onset of cognitive decline. They also agree that early intervention is crucial for stemming the further ravages of dementia.

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#cognition #vr #dementia  #virtual #cognitivedecline


Great research out of UCSD on virtual reality  used to stem cognitive decline.. Aptas is looking into projects similar to this now!

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Samsung reveals Sami health platform

Samsung reveals Sami health platform | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it

Samsung has unveiled a prototype wristband that can be fitted with third-party sensors to gather a range of health data about the wearer's body.

 

It also discussed plans to store and share the information to offer insights to both the user and researchers.

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The doctor will see you now, via webcam

The doctor will see you now, via webcam | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural home as a neurologist a few hundred - New Zealand Herald
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How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - Edudemic | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality (AR) allows teachers and students to extend the physical world with a virtual overlay. Whether you have iPad, Android, or a smartphone, scanning a trigger in the physical world with an AR app allows a new layer of information to appear. This information could be a link to a web site, a video, …

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Google Glass in Surgery, and Other Health Care Advancements

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Google Glass in Surgery, and Other Health Care Advancements
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From open heart surgery to 3D imagery to genetic coding, the health care industry today was science fiction just 50 years ago.

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