Toolkit

Knowledge toolkit

The knowledge toolkit is the key project output to support widespread virtual scenario creation and usage. It consists of demonstration and exemplar VS cases, training documentation and media, and a MOOC on scenario-based learning entitled Using Virtual Scenarios to Create Effective Learning.

Technical toolkit

The technical toolkit enriches existing VS delivery systems, namely Open Labyrinth and Casus. These systems have very different approaches to authoring and delivering the scenarios. Open Labyrinth is an open source system that utilises a branched navigation model whereas Casus is a commercial tool with semi-linear navigation. This part of the toolkit consists of software prototypes extending the functionality of the VS delivery systems, and installation and maintenance guidelines.

Latest Posts

  • 3rd International Conference on Medical Education Informatics

    The WAVES group supported, exhibited and presented at the 3rd International Conference on Medical Education Informatics, which was held this year at Institute of Medical Education, Leeds, UK, from 6-7th September 2018. The conference was jointly organised by the Leeds Institute of Medical Education and the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • AMEE 2018

    The WAVES team delivered a pre-conference workshop, ‘Widening Access to Virtual Educational Scenarios (VS) Authoring and implementing’ at the 2018 AMEE conference in Basel, Switzerland. AMEE is the largest medical education conference globally with over 4000 delegates, and in addition to the workshop; the WAVES network had an exhibition stand which promotes the tools available from of the WAVES project and of course the Virtual Scenario training MOOC which had already completed its first successful run.

  • Tell us about your experience of Virtual Scenarios

    The WAVES project has been working hard to create some tips, tools and guideline for those who are interested in using and creating their own Virtual Scenarios for teaching or training both within academia and within the workplace. We have created a knowledge toolkit and technical toolkit to address some of the needs required from our needs analysis from end-users during the start-up of the project. We now want to know if your perceptions and needs have changed since then.

Events

  24 October 2018

We are our choices: Learning to Make Good Decisions

 

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  6–7 September 2018

MEI
2018

 

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  25–29 August 2018

AMEE
2018

 

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Project Overview

ERASMUS+ programme | 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2018 | 6 Partners

Project introductory video

Each area of professional competency faces its own challenges in providing relevant training before workplace practice. In public service and industry, too much is expected of students learning from their apprenticeship phase, compromising reliability or safety. Trainees lack opportunities to practise applying “inert” knowledge to a real task context, while in a risk-free environment.

Interactive virtual scenarios (VS) or simulations (Scenario-Based Learning; SBL) are recognised by many teaching and learning communities as effective tools for developing reasoning, and for safe training in workplace competency. However, the approach is challenging for educators to understand, and does not fit easily into conventional platforms either pedagogically or technically.

This project takes SBL ‘out-of-the-box’, to make it more accessible for a wide range of professions. Developments will include the ability to embed SBL activities directly into learning platforms and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), adding renewed pedagogic value and ease-of-use to learners through improved integration, progress monitoring, and the delivery of feedback. By embedding SBL, MOOCS will enable development of real world skills, competency and experience rather than knowledge. The provision of training materials in multiple languages, including a ‘How to create Virtual Scenarios’ MOOC, will make VS more accessible for educators. The project will sustain and disseminate these activities through an extended partnership, the ‘WAVES’ network.

Project Partners

Associate Partners

Chemmedia, Germany

City and Guilds Kineo, UK

CHeM, France

ESADE, Spain

Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany

Hôpital Cheikh Khalifa Ibn Zaid  Morocco

INTREPID Learning, USA

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore

Université Mohammed VI des Sciences de la Santé, Morocco

Novartis, Global

Open Knowledge Foundation, UK

OpenLabyrinth, Canada

 

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