AVETRA Conference Pennys presentation

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AVETRA Conference Pennys presentation

  1. 1. Is tailoring scenarios to learners needs effective in a virtual environment? April 2010 Presented by: Penny Neuendorf
  2. 2. <ul><li>Project brief </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Target groups </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical approach </li></ul>
  3. 3. AIM To improve the communication skills of health professionals, CIT has developed a series of scenario-based role plays that are delivered in a 3D virtual workplace. This virtual environment enables CIT to bring physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, students and teachers into one common learning area to work together on developing communication skills in the workplace. Ethical, confrontational and risky situations can now be explored in a safe, immersive and non-threatening environment.
  4. 5. <ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Collection tools </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Data Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Results </li></ul><ul><li>Possible Conclusions </li></ul>
  5. 6. Proposed Methodology
  6. 7. Actual Methodology Why the change in Methodology? Quantative Data Qualitative Data Triangulation QUAL+ quant
  7. 8. Collection Tools
  8. 9. Activities <ul><li>Tunnel Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Angry Client </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored Scenario </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Angry management workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Sclerosis appointment </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Results <ul><li>Profile of participants </li></ul><ul><li>Tunnel Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Angry Client </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored Activities </li></ul>
  10. 11. Success <ul><li>68% of students and teachers thought that these scenarios allowed them to demonstrate professionalism and communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>81% would recommend virtual worlds to others as a place to practice communication skills </li></ul>
  11. 12. Issues problems and resolutions Technology Time Number of participants
  12. 13. For more information: Contact: Penny Neuendorf 02 6207 4041 [email_address] Project wiki http://virtual-health.wikispaces.com

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