The Future of Experiential Learning
The current pandemic means that students can no longer meet face to face for hands-on learning. How that will change in the near and long-term future is anyone’s guess. VR is technology unlike any other, where learners are immersed in a different world and are able to speak, hear, think critically and do things with their hands to affect outcomes – both learning outcomes and patient outcomes in medical simulation.
Rob Theriault, a professor of paramedicine at Georgian College, introduced virtual reality into the paramedic program in 2019. As a result, Georgian College created the new position of Immersive Technology Lead for which Rob is now on a two-year secondment.
Rob will share his most recent lessons from exploring and implementing VR. He’ll talk about the ever-greater role VR will play in simulation-based and online learning.
Learn how First Responders adapt their face-to-face experiences to this new virtual reality.