[Presented at the NE eLearning Consortium Conference at Gwynedd Mercy University on 10/20/2015]
Can something as hands-on and complex as physical and occupational therapy be taught remotely? Learn how one school, the University of the Sciences, uses ApprenNet, a video-based learning solution, to train the next generation of health professionals.
What is ApprenNet?
ApprenNet is a video-based platform where skills are practiced and assessed within a community of peers and experts. Instructors build three stage-learning exercises that offer an opportunity for Learners to develop skills through role-play, peer interactivity, and coaching.
Case Study: University of the Sciences
The University of the Sciences believes that simulation is a powerful tool for preparing students for the real world of healthcare. The program prides itself on experiential learning. However, with more than 2,000 students, instructors struggle to give students adequate time to practice real world skills. In 2012, we discovered a potential solution – ApprenNet. In ApprenNet, we saw a means to provide all students frequent opportunity to practice skills without overcrowding in the simulation lab or overburdening the
professor with hours upon hours of grading. For the last two years, University of the Sciences has used ApprenNet to increase practical skills training in its PT and OT programs.
As is the case with early adopters, they discover new ways to leverage the platform that the founders did not consider. Dr. Murray is going to demonstrate a series of use cases to demonstrate the multiple ways instructors can use ApprenNet to teach something as hands-on and complex as healthcare science online.
Copyright (C) 2015 Rodney B. Murray, PhD