Acadicus Roundtable in VR

Join us for Friday afternoon discussions with visionary innovators sharing their work on the virtual frontier, hosted by John ‘Pathfinder’ Lester and Jon Brouchoud.  

Upcoming Events

Kim Ernstmeyer

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

Join our next Acadicus Roundtable in VR with Kim Ernstmeyer, John “Pathfinder” Lester and Jon Brouchoud 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 in VR we’ll meet with Kim to learn more 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’ll also explore firsthand some of the already completed simulations live in VR.

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 Kim, please send them to support@acadicus.freshdesk.com

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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 March 19th, April 2nd, April 16th, April 30th, May 14th, and May 28th.

No registration required.  Meet us in the Acadicus Commons by downloading and installing Acadicus on a compatible windows PC.  For the best experience, be sure you’re plugged directly into a stable high speed internet connection and use a headphones with a mic.  

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Past Events

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

HVAC Virtual Simulation

HVAC Virtual Simulation

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Multiple Casualty Scene

Multiple Casualty Scene

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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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EMS Content

EMS Content

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

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ECG Content

ECG Content

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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Environments

Environments

Within the environment, characters, equipment and other assets can be added to the scene depending on the scenario.

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