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Evidence Based Simulation Education and Lifelong Learning through ICT 2.0 (EBSOLLICT 2.0)

Simulation-based learning is pushed forward in healthcare as a way to (further) professionalize and (lifelong) develop. It concerns a learning and feedback method in which real actions are carried out in a simulated - but real-feeling - environment. Through this form of work, it focuses on the five core competencies within non-technical skills: environmental awareness, communication, teamwork, leadership and decision-making. In addition, simulations provide a safe learning environment to practice skills that would be too risky or costly in the real world (yet). Through simulation-based learning, specific, often exceptional or threatening situations can be simulated. This allows students to be trained for dangerous scenarios, such as fires or accidents, even before they face them in their later careers. Simulation-based learning is a highly effective approach and helps students gain confidence in their knowledge and skills. In addition, debriefing encourages reflection and leads to "deep learning. In 2021, the 360° Interprofessional Care Lab was set up on HOGENT's Vesalius campus, with support from VLAIO. The center offers a high-tech setting with many facilities in the field of IT, from video recording and analysis software, over sensors to virtual reality (VR). Within the research project EBSOLLICT2.0, we aim to further expand the Care Lab and increase its application possibilities for education, research and services. We work together with experts in applied computer science to explore the possibilities of 5G and to create an optimal test environment for digital innovations. In this research, we explore the effectiveness of different modalities to offer simulation-based learning. These include simulation (in the 360° Care Lab and on site), digital simulation (online, VR glasses and immersive Room) or a mix of these 2 modalities.
Date:25 Sep 2023 →  Today
Keywords:Healthcare technology
Disciplines:Other paramedical sciences not elsewhere classified
Project type:Collaboration project