Promotion of ICT enhanced Simulation Based Learnin..
Promotion of ICT enhanced Simulation Based Learning in Healthcare Centres
Start date: Jan 1, 2011,
SimBase brings together public authorities, some of the leading healthcare simulation centres in Europe, technology providers and healthcare trainers to collaboratively promote the implementation of ICT-enhanced simulation training techniques in healthcare courses around Europe. In order to achieve this, decision makers in the lifelong learning and public health sectors must take decisions to adopt cutting edge technologies and pedagogies, and make significant investment in their application. Thus, the project will provide a rationale and methodology for such policymakers to be able to make and implement decisions in this area.An impact assessment model, based on indicators for training effectiveness, and indicators for contribution to public health priorities, will be developed. The model will further benchmark the ICT-enhanced approaches against more traditional training approaches to quantify their added value. The project will run four pilots involving the introduction of ICT-enhanced simulation into healthcare courses, in each case:- using the model to create an implementation strategy at the institutional/course level, - running a course that integrates technology enhanced simulation- comparing the impact of the course against expected results (validating the model) and against traditional approachesBased on these experiences, SimBase will also produce a Policy-Roadmap for decision-makers wishing to adopt the project approach, together with an implementation guide. To maximise the impact of the model and promote it further, SimBase will actively seek new partners through networking activities. The aim is to sign memoranda of understanding with new organisations so as to develop partnerships which could:- lead to further development of technology enhanced simulation techniques,- lead to more widespread adoption of the same techniques,- allow institutions to share training facilities,- provide funding/political support for further adoption.
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