Children today have different expectations about learning. They have different skills.
Jeff is looking at creating Physician Leaders.
Lectures don’t change behavior. Work – Learn – Work.
Apply information in context. Situational cognition with deliberate practice.
This leads to immersive education. In the MD field this involves:
High Fidelity Simulation, Virtual Reality, Task Trainers, and Computer Education. The goal is to improve patient safety.
Check out Virtual Heroes for a commercial offshoot of this learning: http://www.virtualheroes.com/
Multiplayer, Scaleable, expandable, Minimal equipment, Internet enabled including voice, avatars.
Sense of touch has been slowest to develop in virtual world.
Immersive Learning Environment @ Duke – looking at incorporating Social aspects.
Learning also applies to patients. e.g. They can learn implications of following/not following their medication regimes.
There is a place for all the different technologies. e.g. Augmented Reality. The question is what are getting people to learn.