Season 1, Episode 6 - Students Get “Real-life” Experience through Virtual Reality Simulation

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About This Episode:

Using virtual reality (VR), CSU Channel Islands nursing students learn beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom. Dr. Jaime Hannans at California State University Channel Islands shares how students are able to rehearse and get feedback on their helping skills through VR simulations, and develop empathy through connecting with their virtual patients. San Diego State University’s Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (VITaL) promotes experimentation with curriculum design in unexpected majors by applying the scholarship of teaching and learning to these emerging technological tools.​


Resources for This Episode:

Dr. Jaime Hannans, California State University Channel Island: Professional bio | Personal Bio

Teaching and Learning Innovations at CSUCI

Teaching and Learning Innovations Embodied Labs Student Perspective 

Teaching and Learning Innovations Teaching Live Update SIMPact Experience

Embodied Labs

California State University Northridge Center for Teaching & Learning - SIMpact Immersive Learning

Hannans, J., & Nevins, C. (2019, Mar. 12). Virtual Embodiment: High Impact Learning

Hannans, J., Leafstedt, J. & Drescher, T. (2018, Jun. 15).Student Learning and Virtual Reality: The Embodied Experience. Transforming Higher Ed: Educause.

Drescher, T., Hannans, J., & Leafstedt, J. (2018, Jun. 15). Using Immersive Reality to Enhance Experiential Learning: The unforgettable experience. Transforming Higher Ed: Educause

Hannans, J. (2018, Apr. 9). Retrieved from Becoming Alfred … To Learn Empathy


Dr. James Frazee, San Diego State University ​Professional bio

San Diego State University Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning initiative

Blanco P., Windmiller G., Welsh W., & Hauze, S. (2018, September) Lessons learned from reaching astronomy with virtual reality. Advancing Astronomy for All, Proceedings of the 130th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Sonoma, California, USA.

Welsh, W. F., Windmiller, G., Blanco, P. R., & Hauze, S. (2018, July) Does Virtual Reality improve student understanding of lunar phases and eclipses? A pilot study. The 2018 International Astronomy Teaching Summit Conference, Hilo, Hawaii, USA.

Hauze, S. W., Hoyt, H. H., Frazee, J. P., Greiner, P. A., & Marshall, J. M. (2019). Enhancing nursing education through affordable and realistic holographic mixed reality: The virtual standardized patient for clinical simulation. In Biomedical Visualisation (pp. 1-13). Springer, Cham.

Hauze, S. & Frazee, J. (2019). Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning: How Immersive Technology is Shaping the Way Students Learn. Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 1445-1450). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

California State University News: How Immersive Technology is Changing the Way CSU Students Learn