WELCOME TO ACADICUS
Teach and Learn in VR
can access a marketplace of VR training demonstrations and environments created by instructors and subject matter experts in the Acadicus Simulation Store.
can currently use Acadicus for free to create and sell VR training content and recordings. Sign up here to get started teaching in VR today.
Schools and Businesses
can purchase and customize their own Acadicus Pro Space, which can be used to customize VR training templates, access a wide variety of virtual training environments, and host multi-user events.
A Faster, Cheaper Way to Access and Create VR Training
As new research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of VR training and more people have an opportunity to experience it, there’s steadily increasing demand for quality VR training and simulation content.
However, the complexity, expense and time required to develop quality VR training has become a massive bottleneck to adoption. One-size-fits all applications are inflexible, expensive to keep updated, and only cover a fraction of topics. Every region, institution, and individual does things a little differently, and these differences are important to them.
We created Acadicus to revolutionize the process of accessing and creating VR training experiences at a fraction of the cost, enabling broadband knowledge transfer from the mind of an expert into the immersive experience of a learner in VR.
Award Winning VR Training and Simulation
We were honored to win the Best in Show award at the annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare in 2018 in partnership with Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a leading global education provider, for our Virtual Reality Airway Learning Lab, a program that uses cutting edge virtual reality technology in clinical education.
“I have been working in health professions and public safety as clinician, teacher and leader for over 25 years, and have seen first hand how technologies like VR have moved from the novel periphery to the forefront and creating tremendous impact on teaching and learning.
Acadicus simplifies and democratizes the educational learning curve associated with VR training, allowing for cost effective scenario creation by faculty and instructional staff. Stakeholders are able to create authentic environments that may not otherwise be available to students… this helps solve the bricks-and-mortar, time-and-place challenges associated with traditional simulation laboratories.
The 3D recording feature within the Acadicus environment is a powerful way for faculty and staff to create and capture their own instructional content. The multi-user feature allows for remote learners to collaborate in real-time in authentic spaces that promote environmental fidelity in ways that encourage the suspension of disbelief and promote psychological fidelity.
Applied as part of a layered learning approach, Acadicus promotes learner engagement and creates sticky learning experiences that often rival or exceed real-life learning experiences, effectively driving learners toward curriculum objectives and outcomes.”
Dr. Eric B. Bauman
Health Professions & Education Innovation Executive
Founder, Clinical Playground
“I am impressed by the capabilities of the Acadicus platform.
The multi-user features enable an instructor to meet with individuals or groups in a synchronous or asynchronous fashion either locally or remotely. Having the flexibility to custom-design the environment and scenarios (without needing to know a single thing about how to write code) really expands the scope of education that can be delivered. And by using the immersion of a virtual environment, learners are less distracted and more engaged in the educational content.
Overall, this platform leverages the benefits of current virtual reality technology to create a powerful educational medium.”
Timothy J. Koboldt, MD, FACEP
Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Simulation Director, Emergency Medicine
University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine
“Acadicus is a robust virtual reality platform.
The assets and features have been well-thought out but in addition to a realistic experience, you have the ability to record learning episodes for your learners. These recordings can be shared in Acadicus for your learners to follow, watch or return demonstrate but also, they can be placed in your learning management system for your courses.
For those learners or faculty without VR headsets, they can enter and view Acadicus using a 2D viewer mode. In addition, there is a repository for collaborative revenue sharing.”
Dee McGonigle PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Director, Virtual Learning Experiences Simulation Excellence (VLESE),
Center for Transformational Education and Learning Innovation, Chamberlain University
Professor, Graduate Program, Chamberlain College of Nursing
“As a fellowship program director in a pediatric critical care program, experience is everything. Fellows grow by taking care of the sickest patients under the supervision of attending physicians who have “been there and done that” already. Unfortunately, it is a reality of modern medicine that not every case can be experienced as it happens. And with some of our smallest and most fragile patients, dangerous procedures and scenarios can not be left to practice. Simulation is a necessary part of training the next generation.
The Acadicus platform offers so many advantages that move the fellow learning beyond the plastic mannequin simulator. Ability to mock up any environment (PICU, Emergency Department, Operating Suite, In patient floor) and have the learners enter an immersive experience instantly increases the reality of the scenario. In addition, the opportunity to combine multiple learners in the same environment allows for the practice of key team interactions that lead to the success of any resuscitation.
Finally, the ability of Acadicus to free play or create narrated learning experiences allows fellows to run through a scenario with a virtual supervisor first, then practice what they have learned without prompts. Acadicus is positioned to become the VR simulator choice for medical trainees of all levels. “
Dr. Nick Slamon
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Fellowship Program Director Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Nemours/duPont Hospital for Children
“The main barrier, the real bottleneck, in the development of custom VR education applications that can be used for classroom instruction is that many of the elements have to be created from scratch.
With Acadicus, faculty are handed the ability to construct VR applications for educational purposes in a very functional environment. Furthermore, it allows the creator and the user, (the instructor and the student) a flexibility not available in other learning modalities, it enables group collaboration, remote learning, and most beneficial, the option of meeting and learning together in VR.
Learning in VR is more engaging, for both the instructor and the students, and science has shown that knowledge retention is improved when learning in VR.
Acadicus is making this new, engaging learning environment more accessible for everyone.”
Director of Library Services
“More than 50 years ago, LJB Inc. was founded with a mission to improve quality of life. One of the main ways we do this is through consultation and training to protect workers at height. Through this fall protection business we live out our mission, and leveraging a tool like Acadicus helps us achieve this purpose by ensuring that more workers go home safely.The ability to virtually place a fall protection trainee at heights, without ever really leaving the ground, offers exciting potential for fall protection training.
Acadicus provides an environment where one of LJB’s fall protection experts can stand right next to a learner in a virtual, “unsafe” situation and help that learner discover the best solutions for safely working at heights. No other platform combines the power of virtual reality with the strength of human-delivered training the way Acadicus does.”
Director, LJB University
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