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

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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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Augmented Learning Environment for Physiotherapy Education

This project aims to improve learning in physiotherapy education by using augmented reality as an interactive medium between the teacher and the students
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Jim the avatar a tough nut to crack for Curtin's psychology, speech pathology students - Community News Group

Jim the avatar a tough nut to crack for Curtin's psychology, speech pathology students - Community News Group | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it


PSYCHOLOGY and speech pathology students at Curtin University are developing their patient empathy skills through ‘real life’ learning with the help of the avatar Jim, an elderly Australian farmer with mild dementia.

Jim ‘came to life’ in 2014 to be used by undergraduate and masters speech pathology students in the areas of gerontology and dementia.

The avatar helps to train dementia care workers, families of people with dementia, and workers in aged care facilities in metropolitan and rural areas. 


A recent collaborative study led by Janet Beilby from the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology investigated undergraduate speech pathology students’ self-rated communication skills, knowledge, confidence and empathy across simulated and traditional learning environments.

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'Virtual doctors' helping patients in Zambia - BBC News

'Virtual doctors' helping patients in Zambia - BBC News | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
Health services for a million people in Zambia are being connected to UK doctors, using a smartphone app.
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Smart physical training in virtual reality

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A new system in a virtual training room is helping users practice and improve sports exercises and other motor activities: six research groups from the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University are working on the ICSPACE project to develop this virtual coaching space. CITEC is funding this large-scale research project with 1.6 million Euro and it will run until 2017. During a project presentation the researchers showcased what their system is capable of. Using the example of a squat exercise, they presented the new technology, which will help not only athletes, but also physical rehabilitation patients learn movement exercises and correct their mistakes. In a new "research_TV" report from Bielefeld University, the coordinators of the project also explain how their new system works.

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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

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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

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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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The Empathy Simulator: Curtin develops hi-tech simulations for healthcare trainees

Meet Jim, an elderly Australian farmer with mild dementia who is helping to train our #psychology and #speechpathology students. #avatar #virtualreality


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A Surgeon Goes Hands-on With Microsoft's Hololens |

A Surgeon Goes Hands-on With Microsoft's Hololens | | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Hololens has been getting a tremendous amount of attention over the past few years. Hype has been steadily accelerating about the technological
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 16, 6:45 PM

Now here's a seriously cool VR application. ;)

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2013 Mobile Learning in Medical Education - Part 1

Part one of a 2013 talk to The Australasian College of Emergency Medicine conference in Hobart
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World's first virtual reality cancer operation 

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RT @future_timeline: British patient to undergo world's first virtual reality cancer operation https://t.co/dY1uJqo34r @monikabielskyte htt…
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 7, 8:13 PM

Whoa! Mind-blowing stuff!

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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

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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

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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

Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century | Simulation in Health Sciences Education | Scoop.it
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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