Acadicus VR Roundtable

Join us for Friday afternoon discussions with visionary innovators sharing their work on the virtual frontier, hosted by John ‘Pathfinder’ Lester and Jon Brouchoud.  Skip ahead to past events with Dr. Nick Slamon, Bill Ballo, Your Guide to Running a Virtual Simulation, Carly Brady, Kim Ernstmeyer, Dee McGonigle, Frank Emanuele, and Dr. Eric B. Bauman.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Ryan McAdams

Virtually a Reality: The Future of Neonatology Simulation-based Education with Dr. Ryan M. McAdams

Join our next Acadicus VR Roundtable with Dr. Ryan M. McAdams, John “Pathfinder” Lester and Jon Brouchoud on Friday May 7th at 2pm Eastern.

Dr. Ryan M. McAdams is a neonatologist in Madison, Wisconsin an Associate Professor and Division Chief for the University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery, and a faculty member in the Division of Global Pediatrics.  Through research, scholarship, and clinical work, he is committed to providing the best care to every baby everywhere so they can survive and thrive.

To provide high quality care to every mother and baby, high quality education and training is essential.  Contemporary approaches are needed to augment traditional teaching strategies in fun, exciting, and realistic ways. Virtual reality offers remote access to “in-person” environments, where learners are immersed in hospital settings that mimic reality.  We are at an exciting frontier in medical training, where integrating virtual hospitals with virtual patients has the potential to optimize learning anywhere and anytime.  Join our Roundtable to experience the new era of simulation-based education!  

You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions live in Zoom, and we’ll be recording the entire session for everyone to watch later.

If you can’t attend but would like to pre-submit some questions for Dr. McAdams, please send them to support@acadicus.freshdesk.com

Acadicus Roundtable Open Office

Open Office Hours

Drop in to meet with John ‘Pathfinder’ Lester and Jon Brouchoud as they explore featured simulations, unbox new content, and more. 

Upcoming Office Hours will be held at 2:00 Eastern and are currently scheduled for April 16th, April 30th, May 14th, and May 28th.

No registration required.  Watch the livestream on our #office-hour-livestream Discord channel here:

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Past Events

Exploring Educational Design in VR with Dr. Eric B. Bauman

This Acadicus VR Roundtable with Dr. Eric B. Bauman, John “Pathfinder” Lester and Jon Brouchoud was held on Friday April 23 at 2pm Eastern.  Slides: bit.ly/acadicus-roundtable-04-23-2021

Dr. Eric B. Bauman is an award-winning educational designer, and proven innovation executive with expertise in the fields of game-based teaching and learning, simulation, VR/AR and emerging technology. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction.  In addition, Dr Bauman is a registered nurse, firefighter, and paramedic with more than 25 years of clinical, research, teaching, and command experience.

Highlights

  • Pathfinder makes Tony dance.
  • VR Simulations provide the ability for someone to very quickly refresh their knowledge on a certain aspect of their field.
  • The expense to own VR technology has shrunk more so than the expenses of other medical technologies.
  • VR Gives the ability to add personality and life details around a patient, more so than a mannequin.
  • Anyone can use and operate an Acadicus VR simulation.

 

Exploring Collaborative and Interactive Anatomy Models in VR with Frank Emanuele

This Acadicus VR Roundtable with Frank Emanuele, John “Pathfinder” Lester and Jon Brouchoud was held on Friday April 9 at 2pm Eastern.

Frank Emanuele has been instructing college biology courses since 2002, focusing on anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and microbiology.  He currently instructs courses at Cochise College and has been a faculty member there since 2016 and a faculty advisor in Cochise College’s Undergraduate Research Club since 2017. 

Frank has been a pioneer in the use of VR with his classrooms since 2018.  In this Roundtable we’ll explore interactive VR anatomy models developed by Frank in Acadicus, providing both collaborative and immersive learning opportunities for his students.

Slides: http://bit.ly/acadicus-roundtable-04-09-2021

Highlights

  • Pathfinder climbs a 20 story skeleton!
  • Using VR in an anatomy class at Cochise College
  • Social distancing measures
  • Lesson plans and activities
  • Video of anatomy students at Cochise College in a VR lecture
  • Taking apart and examining specific components of digital human skeletons
  • Peering inside virtual anatomy to see every piece 
  • Moving and scaling virtual anatomy models at will 
  • VR gives your brain the information needed to truly imagine and visualize elements being taught.
  • How virtual simulation compares to videos or pictures.

Upping the Virtual Simulation Game with Dee McGonigle

This Acadicus VR Roundtable with Dee McGonigle, John “Pathfinder” Lester and Jon Brouchoud was held on Friday March 26 at 2pm Eastern.  

Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, is the Director of the Virtual Learning Experiences Simulation Excellence (VLESE) in the Center for Transformational Education and Learning Innovation (TELI) at Chamberlain University and Professor in the Graduate Program in the Chamberlain College of Nursing.  She has 44 years of experience in teaching and learning that includes nursing informatics, serious gaming, simulation, and virtual learning with the realities, especially VR. 

Slides: bit.ly/acadicus-roundtable-03-26-2021

Kim Ernstmeyer

Open RN: Creating OER Nursing Textbooks and Virtual Reality Scenarios with Kim Ernstmeyer

This Acadicus Roundtable with Kim Ernstmeyer, John “Pathfinder” Lester and Jon Brouchoud was held on Friday March 12th at 12pm Eastern.

Kim Ernstmeyer is the Director of Open RN and a Nursing Instructor at Chippewa Valley Technical College.  She’s an experienced nurse educator and passionate about teaching clinical judgment and patient safety using simulation.  

In this interactive Acadicus Roundtable, Kim shared information about her work leading Open RN, a project funded by a $2.5 million dollar grant from the Department of Education and focused on creating 5 OER Nursing Textbooks with 25 associated Virtual Reality scenarios using the Acadicus platform.  We also explored firsthand some of the already completed simulations live in VR.

Slides: https://bit.ly/acadicus-roundtable-03-12-2021

Carly Brady

“I Got a Headset, Now What?” – Best Practices for Success in Deploying VR-based Learning with Carly Brady

This Acadicus Roundtable in VR with Carly Brady, Bill Ballo, Jon Brouchoud and John “Pathfinder” Lester was held on Friday February 26th at 2pm Eastern.

Carly Brady is the Manager of Academic Technology at Madison College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and leads a team of over ten Instructional Consultants and Technologists who support all faculty at Madison College. With years of experience in online learning and other flexible formats, Carly has recently led Madison College’s exciting journey into Virtual Reality with the help of Bill Ballo and Acadicus.

Slides: http://bit.ly/acadicus-roundtable-02-26-2021

Your Guide to Running a Virtual Simulation

A Live Demonstration from VR with Jon Brouchoud and John “Pathfinder” Lester, joined by Neal Ruff playing the role of Miles Johnson.

This event was held on Friday February 12th at 1:30pm Eastern.  Participants were able to learn best practices for running a virtual simulation and experience firsthand how people can interact with virtual standardized patients, medical equipment and other learners and educators.

You can watch a 3D Recording of this event in VR or Non-VR mode for free by downloading Acadicus and entering room 9209 on the launch screen.  

Bill Ballo

This Acadicus Roundtable in VR with Bill Ballo and John “Pathfinder” Lester was held on Friday January 29th and was livestreamed from within VR.

Bill Ballo is an EMS/Paramedic Instructor and Professor at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Madison College. In this interactive Roundtable, learn more about how Bill is using Acadicus to build foundational education programs and 3D lectures in anatomy, casualty training and emergency response.

Slides: http://bit.ly/acadicus-roundtable-01-29-2021

You can watch a 3D Recording of this event in VR or Non-VR mode for free by downloading Acadicus and entering room 4949 on the launch screen.  

Dr. Nick Slamon

Acadicus hosted this free webinar roundtable with Dr. Nicholas Slamon and John “Pathfinder” Lester on Friday January 15th at 11am Eastern.

Dr. Slamon recently completed a research study published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  The study focused on teaching pediatric airway intubation using VR Simulations in Acadicus with inexperienced junior fellows and residents. 

Slides: bit.ly/acadicus-roundtable-01-15-2021

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Acadicus Content and Features

Virtual EMS Simulation

Virtual EMS Simulation

This virtual medical simulation content pack aligns with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training and education activities.

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Virtual Nursing Simulation

Virtual Nursing Simulation

A library of virtual nursing simulations, scenarios, environments, characters and equipment are being developed. Access demo simulations for free in Acadicus.

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Virtual Human Anatomy

Virtual Human Anatomy

These 3D virtual anatomy assets and more are available in Acadicus and can be used to create immersive virtual healthcare education experiences.

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HVAC Virtual Simulation

HVAC Virtual Simulation

This HVAC virtual simulation enables instructors to teach the basics of manifold gauge use that students can join from anywhere, any time.

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Multiple Casualty Scene

Multiple Casualty Scene

This multiple casualty incident (MCI) simulation is a proof-of-concept being developed in partnership with an alliance of EMS organizations.

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ECG Simulator

ECG Simulator

This content pack contains everything needed to conduct ECG lead placement training through virtual simulation. Accessible in VR or non-VR.

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Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy

The Respiratory Therapy asset pack includes an elderly patient, various oxygen adjuncts, and interactive oxygen flow meter.

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Human Muscular System

Human Muscular System

The human muscular visualization pack is now available for use in Acadicus, in VR or non-VR, for live or recorded lessons.

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Heart Block Visualization

Heart Block Visualization

The Heart Block virtual visualization asset includes an interactive 3D model with 4 different blocks, selected from an interactive interface.

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Learn more about virtual simulation by tuning in to the Acadicus VR Roundtable.