Piloting mobile mixed reality simulation in paramedic distance education

James Birt*, Emma Moore, Michael A. Cowling

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Abstract

New pedagogical methods delivered through mobile mixed reality (via a user-supplied mobile phone incorporating 3d printing and augmented reality) are becoming possible in distance education, shifting pedagogy from 2D images, words and videos to interactive simulations and immersive mobile skill training environments. This paper presents insights from the implementation and testing of a mobile mixed reality intervention in an Australian distance paramedic science classroom. The context of this mobile simulation study is skills acquisition in airways management focusing on direct laryngoscopy with foreign body removal. The intervention aims to assist distance education learners in practicing skills prior to attending mandatory residential schools and helps build a baseline equality between those students that study face to face and those at a distance. Outcomes from the pilot study showed improvements in several key performance indicators in the distance learners, but also demonstrated problems to overcome in the pedagogical method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2017
Subtitle of host publicationSerious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH)
EditorsNuno Rodrigues, Joao L. Vilaca, Nuno Dias, Kevin Wong, Sara de Freitas, Duarte Duque
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509054824
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2017
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2017 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 2 Apr 20174 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2330-5649

Conference

Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2017
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period2/04/174/04/17

Activities

  • 2 Peer-review
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Invited talk

Research in Learning Technology (Journal)

James Birt (Reviewer)
3 Sep 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

Apple App Store and ARKit 2.0 Briefing with Apple Pty Limited

James Birt (Consultant), Michael A. Cowling (Consultant)
6 Jul 2016

Activity: Consultancy

8th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health

James Birt (Member of programme committee)
2 Mar 202031 Aug 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Cite this

Birt, J., Moore, E., & Cowling, M. A. (2017). Piloting mobile mixed reality simulation in paramedic distance education. In N. Rodrigues, J. L. Vilaca, N. Dias, K. Wong, S. de Freitas, & D. Duque (Eds.), 2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2017: Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH) [7939270] (IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/SeGAH.2017.7939270