Online simulation: innovative strategies to promote student engagement in learning and assessment

Smith, Colleen, Gillham, David, McCutcheon, Helen and Ziaian, Tahereh (2008). Online simulation: innovative strategies to promote student engagement in learning and assessment. In: Engaging students in assessment. ATN Assessment Conference 2008, Adelaide South Australia, (299-307). 20-21 November 2008.

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Author Smith, Colleen
Gillham, David
McCutcheon, Helen
Ziaian, Tahereh
Title of paper Online simulation: innovative strategies to promote student engagement in learning and assessment
Conference name ATN Assessment Conference 2008
Conference location Adelaide South Australia
Conference dates 20-21 November 2008
Proceedings title Engaging students in assessment
Place of Publication Adelaide, S. A., Australia
Publisher Australian Technology Network
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
ISBN 9780646504421
Start page 299
End page 307
Total pages 9
Language eng
Abstract/Summary There is increasing interest in the use of simulation for the teaching of clinical skills and decision making amongst nursing, medical and allied health professional students. However, with a single human simulator costing as much as $500,000 AUD and many students studying via distance education, it is useful to explore alternative simulation approaches able to be delivered online to large numbers of students. This paper describes the Online Simulation project which uses a combination of video and text to simulate the health care workplace. Nursing students were provided with clinical decision making activities and then, according to their decisions, directed along complex, non-linear learning pathways as the condition of the simulated patient evolved according to the decisions made. The Online Simulation project focuses on nursing assessment and cross-cultural health care and demonstrates the use of effective strategies for student engagement. The Online Simulation project has been evaluated using a multifaceted evaluation framework, based on the work of Agostinho et al. (2005). The results of the evaluation are reported in the context of a broader discussion, related to the general use of online simulation in higher education. The implications of the Online Simulation project extend beyond nursing, as the approach used has the potential to be applied across multiple disciplines and professions.
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Additional Notes Link to Published Abstract: http://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/atna/article/view/407/267

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