Supporting Distance Learning & Virtual Simulations
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!
- June 8 @ 12:00 Eastern: Safety Considerations for In-Person Simulations in the Covid-19 Era
- Simulation Canada: Virtual Patients - Review of Pedagogical and Technological Options
- Simulation Canada: Virtual simulations: What are my debriefing options?
- Canada's Virtual Simulation Community of Learning: Introduction to the Virtual Simulation Community of Learning and its Resources
- Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE): SP Telecommunication at the Time of COVID-19
- INACSL: Free webinar series on distance sims
- Oxford Medical Simulation: Distance Sim to Supplement Clinical Hours
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/Mac • Google
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 >
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!