Supporting Distance Learning & Virtual Simulations

Supporting Distance Learning & Virtual Simulations
Fri, March 27

This is an unprecedented time. For some in simulation - especially in hospitals - the demands are greater than ever for just-in-time simulations. For those in the education sector, we know you are adapting quickly to support students, academically and psychologically, and are moving creatively to support distance learning and implement virtual simulations.

More than ever, it is important to come together to help each other.

There are a few supports we have set up to help with this. If you have other ideas, please contact us!



Recorded webinars:

Weekly Drop-In Videoconference

We have set up a weekly open, drop-in videoconference time - Tuesdays at 2:00 Eastern - for anyone to connect with other simulationists. Bring your challenges, your creative solutions, your willingness to share. There's nothing like connecting in person, especially during a time of social distancing!
Add to your calendar (includes link to join): Outlook/MacGoogle

SIM Chat

Our free SIM Chat platform is a great way to connect asynchronously to share successes and ask for advice. There is a channel specific to #COVID and another for #virtual sims, but any of the topic channels can be used to discuss solutions. SIM Chat is free and open to anyone.
Access SIM Chat >

Virtual Simulation Options

We know many people are looking into virtual simulations or virtual patient platforms that enable distance learning. Many vendors are offering free or discounted trials. We are compiling a list of platforms as we identify them. If there's a platform we are missing, please let me know.
List of Virtual Simulation Platforms >

Virtual Sim Discounts

We are working with some vendors to try to negotiate additional discounts for Simulation Canada members. If we are able to secure these we will post them in the list linked above. If there is any specific platform/vendor you would like us to approach, let me know.
Promotions & Discounts >


COVID-19 Simulations

If you are looking for any simulation scenarios - whether for in-person or virtual learning, whether for system testing or for individual/team learning, we are compiling resources we find on a special web page.
COVID-19 Sim Resources >


Other Simulation Modalities at a Distance

We are compiling resources and guidance on a dedicated page. Coming soon!