Making a Transition to Online/Hybrid Learning for Your Allied Health or Medical Program?

We can help

We know that the coronavirus has created unprecedented challenges and questions for everyone since early 2020. In the education sector, courses have been moved online, sometimes within days when campuses had to be suddenly closed. Many schools that did this, realized the benefits of a hybrid or completely online model, such as flexibility, positive feedback from students, and the knowledge they could cope much better with disruptions in the future.

Even now things are still different from life pre-COVID. Students may have more limited access to labs or sim centers – the infection control measures and social distancing requirements often reduce the number of people who can access them simultaneously or the time they have available onsite. We regularly hear that clinical externships are still being limited, postponed or even cancelled.

It can also be a struggle to adapt to the new format of teaching and learning.  How do you support students’ learning when you don’t see them in person every day? How do you help them to learn effectively when they may be under more stress than past student cohorts? How can you track what they are learning when they’re remote – and how much they are retaining?

We don’t have all the answers here, but we can help you work out whether simulation-based modules might help your students to learn, practice and test their competence in performing healthcare procedures and skills. SIMTICS is all online, no equipment needed, so it’s a great way to supplement your students’ lab and clinical time, giving them a stress-free way to learn and practice anytime, anywhere – while still enabling you to track their progress.

We’ve provided a few article links below that might be useful, and there are more on this blog site so please browse. And feel free to contact us to discuss your challenges and needs. Email us or use the webchat facility on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

11 tips for using online simulations in your Allied Health program

Moving an MA program online – and expanding into two more states

Learning sonography by e-simulation – from skeptic to believer

How e-simulations support distance learning for sonography

What is integrated cognitive simulation?

P.S. Got questions about working remotely? We’ve done it for years – ask us any question