Virtual health education: Scaling practice to transform student learning: Using virtual reality learning environments in healthcare education to bridge the theory/practice gap and improve patient safety.

King, D., Tee, S., Falconer, E., Angell, C., Holley, D. and Mills, A., 2018. Virtual health education: Scaling practice to transform student learning: Using virtual reality learning environments in healthcare education to bridge the theory/practice gap and improve patient safety. Nurse Education Today, 71 (December), pp. 7-9.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2018.08.002

Abstract

The advancements in and affordability of technologies offer increasing opportunities to modernise healthcare education into packages developed to meet the expectations and requirements of the digital generation. Purposefully designed and tested Virtual Reality Learning Environments (VRLE) can offer healthcare students the means to access and revisit learning materials in ways that enhance education and meet a range of needs; including those with specific learning differences and those who have traditionally been disenfranchised. Furthermore, this will make healthcare education much more readily available to those who have been previously marginalised by distance. This paper argues that Virtual Reality (VR) has the unique potential to transform healthcare education and suggests that more providers should consider collaborating with developers and investing in the technology.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0260-6917
Uncontrolled Keywords:virtual reality; simulation; healthcare education; real world learning
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:31207
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:07 Sep 2018 10:57
Last Modified:24 Sep 2018 11:48

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