Establishing a Virtual Community of Practice in Simulation: The Value of Social Media

Brent Thoma, Victoria Brazil, Jesse Spurr, Janice Palaganas, Walter Eppich, Vincent Grant, Adam Cheng

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Abstract

Summary Statement Professional development opportunities are not readily accessible for most simulation educators, who may only connect with simulation experts at periodic and costly conferences. Virtual communities of practice consist of individuals with a shared passion who communicate via virtual media to advance their own learning and that of others. A nascent virtual community of practice is developing online for healthcare simulation on social media platforms. Simulation educators should consider engaging on these platforms for their own benefit and to help develop healthcare simulation educators around the world. Herein, we describe this developing virtual community of practice and offer guidance to assist educators to engage, learn, and contribute to the growth of the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-130
Number of pages7
JournalSimulation in Healthcare
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

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Thoma, B., Brazil, V., Spurr, J., Palaganas, J., Eppich, W., Grant, V., & Cheng, A. (2018). Establishing a Virtual Community of Practice in Simulation: The Value of Social Media. Simulation in Healthcare, 13(2), 124-130. https://doi.org/10.1097/SIH.0000000000000284
Thoma, Brent ; Brazil, Victoria ; Spurr, Jesse ; Palaganas, Janice ; Eppich, Walter ; Grant, Vincent ; Cheng, Adam. / Establishing a Virtual Community of Practice in Simulation : The Value of Social Media. In: Simulation in Healthcare. 2018 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 124-130.
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Thoma, B, Brazil, V, Spurr, J, Palaganas, J, Eppich, W, Grant, V & Cheng, A 2018, 'Establishing a Virtual Community of Practice in Simulation: The Value of Social Media' Simulation in Healthcare, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 124-130. https://doi.org/10.1097/SIH.0000000000000284

Establishing a Virtual Community of Practice in Simulation : The Value of Social Media. / Thoma, Brent; Brazil, Victoria; Spurr, Jesse; Palaganas, Janice; Eppich, Walter; Grant, Vincent; Cheng, Adam.

In: Simulation in Healthcare, Vol. 13, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 124-130.

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