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The instrument game

During nursing studies, there is rarely enough time to practice enough the needed skills to make students feel competent and confident. When entering an operating room, students often feel particularly nervous. As a working environment, it is strict and disciplined, that adds anxiety especially when the practicing time in busy teaching premises is limited due to, for example, spatial resources.

Learning by selecting

As a part of 360ViSi project, Turku University of Applied Sciences’ Turku Game Lab together with Nursing studies, have started to solve the problem by creating an education game placed in an operating room.

When playing, the student first sees a 360° demo video of surgery. In front of the student, one of the nurses is handing instruments to the surgeon according to his requests.

When starting the actual game, the student sees the surgeon and the selection of instruments. The task is to, according to the instructions, select and hand over the correct one. The key to the learning is the immediate feedback to the choices the student makes. In the end, the player sees the scores, the time used per instrument and the number of correct and wrong answers are shown.

Unlike during simulations or internships, the game gives the student a possibility to rehearse countless times. This leads to strengthened self-confidence and supporting his or her learning. Once the student gets to practice, he or she can concentrate on the aspects going beyond the basics.


An ocean of opportunities

Each partner of the 360 Video Simulation project should develop a solution to an identified case, that will be developed throughout the project period 2020-2022.

The research group at University of Stavanger (UiS) in Norway, led by Ingrid Tjoflåt and Bodil Bø Våga, had a discussion with fellow colleagues, to start the work with identifying test cases relevant for the Norwegian students. The tasks to discuss in the meeting were:  What kind of situations need more practise? What areas of practice should it cover? What themes should be chosen? What age groups are in the focus?

It was mportant to the group to introduce students to working life situations they do not have access to in their practice periode.

“To make good cases from situations in home nursing, where the nurses operate entirely on their own, is highly needed,” said Torunn Strømme, one of the participants in the discussion.

“There is also a need for educational simulations from situations that are rare but one must be prepared for. Such as for example, children and crisis situations, trauma situations and so on”, she continues.

Now, the UiS group will have to prioritize along with the other partner institutions in relation to which cases are to be produced in the project, to test out the production method.  

“The important thing is to clearly identify the learning outcome for the students. A 360 case will include a huge variety of elements relevant to discussion; communication and relational things, hard-core academic elements etc. So we need to be aware of the main focus for each case”, emphasized Ingrid Tjoflåt.


Kick-off meeting

4 – 5 March all seven partners did a two-days workshop in Valencia.

The objectives of the workshops were to get to know eachother, eachothers’ competencies and motivation, as well as getting a grasp of the possible outcomes of the project.

Universidad Católica de Valencia was the excellent host for the meeting.
Atle Løkken, which is the Project Manager at this point, emphasized the importance of the short-term work packages, but also the long-term results and impact, such as change of learning practice and business opportunities for the business partners.

On the very first day, every partner held presentations, followed by a plenary discussion. It was of great value that the business partners presented their focus areas concerning the technologies. The dissimination team also presented their plans for dissemination and exploitation of the project.

The second day was dedicated to a more in-depth discussion of possible solutions and sharing ideas about where 360 video can be used as a tool in health education. After the kick-off meeting all partners continue their work, and will collaborate through video meetings on a regular basis.

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VR simulations in a psychiatric clinic

The 360ViSi team from the University of Stavanger were invited to test a VR- solution for medic training.


Virtual management group meetings

Every month the management group meeting takes place online.


Kick-off meeting in Brussels

As the coordinator for the 360ViSi Knowledge Alliance Project, Atle Løkken and Mari Linn Atterås Larsen participated on the Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances 2019 Projects kick-off meeting in Brussel on the 4th of February.

The main aims of the kick off Meeting were to meet the projects EACEA (Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency) Project Manager and establish a fruitful cooperation, present the project, facilitate networking among projects representatives and to receive detailed information on administrative aspects of project management.

-Mrs Silvia De Benedetti is our EACEA Project Officer. It impressed us how accommodating she was and how dedicated the EACEA staff is on assisting us succeed, says Atle Løkken.  In return, they have the highest expectations of us. – No less than top score on the final evaluation, Mari Linn Larsen, replies.