601 Safe. Affordable. Modern. Scaling Training Programs with VR: An Inside Look

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, July 24

Between public safety and a challenging economic climate, affordably scaling a training program is nearly impossible - especially in a clinical setting. However, state by state, the use of simulation in prelicensure nursing education is becoming a modern staple of training strategies in healthcare, and it could become the norm in your industry too. 
Presented by some of the earliest pioneers in VR training, Jeff Gordon, Professor in Educational Informatics at Vanderbilt University, and John Blackmon, CTO of eLearning Brothers, will share how Vanderbilt University affordably and safely trained a growing population of nurse practitioner students when purchasing more ultrasound machines for $100,000 each simply wasn’t an option. 
Together, they will demonstrate how a virtual reality application prepared nurse practitioner students to operate and interpret ultrasound technology with increased efficiency, safety, and knowledge, without jeopardizing patient outcomes. 
Highlights of the session include:
• The design process for interactive VR scenarios
• Appropriate filming techniques and technologies used
• The actual process for creating an immersive scenario from raw footage
If you are in an industry that involves any type of hands-on training, you won’t want to miss out on techniques that could work for you too.

Between public safety and a challenging economic climate, affordably scaling a training program is nearly impossibleespecially in a clinical setting. However state by state, the use of simulation in prelicensure nursing education is becoming a modern staple of training strategies in healthcare, and it could become the norm in your industry, too. 

Presented by some of the earliest pioneers in VR training, Jeff Gordon, professor in educational informatics at Vanderbilt University and John Blackmon, CTO of eLearning Brothers, will share how Vanderbilt University affordably and safely trained a growing population of nurse practitioner students when purchasing more ultrasound machines for $100,000 each simply wasn’t an option. 

Together, they will demonstrate how a virtual reality application prepared nurse practitioner students to operate and interpret ultrasound technology with increased efficiency, safety, and knowledge, without jeopardizing patient outcomes. 

Highlights of the session include:

  • The design process for interactive VR scenarios
  • Appropriate filming techniques and technologies used
  • The actual process for creating an immersive scenario from raw footage

If you are in an industry that involves any type of hands-on training, you won’t want to miss out on techniques that could work for you, too.

Jeff Gordon

Professor in Educational Informatics

Vanderbilt University

Dr. Jeffry Gordon, professor of educational informatics, has more than 20 years’ experience in both multimedia development and assisting faculty in their integration of technology in the classroom. He has developed multimedia applications in diabetes education, managing the experience of labor and delivery, and a simulation of how to use the Lifepac heart difibrillator.

John Blackmon

CTO

eLearning Brothers

John Blackmon brings decades of engineering and management expertise in the eLearning industry to his role as CTO of eLearning Brothers, a global provider of templates, custom design, authoring and learning management tools, and training for professionals everywhere. Previously CEO of Trivantis, John has worked with a variety of brands, and was involved in development and strategy for Trivantis, BocaSoft, Electronic Data Systems, and IBM. He led the development of the leading authoring tool Lectora and the virtual reality course builder CenarioVR. His efforts led to the filing of two separate patents in software and responsive course design. John holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.

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