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Teaching with Simulation Technology in Higher Education Proposal


Linda S. Davis
Liberty University Online

TEACHING WITH SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY

Teaching with Simulation Technology in Higher Education Proposal


The purpose of this project is to provide an introduction to the types of simulation
equipment available in various higher education fields. The project will consist of creation of a
Website that faculty can explore and learn more about simulation technology as a professional
development tool. Simulation technology can present as an intimidating process when beginning
its use for even the seasoned educator. This site will provide equipment vendors for educators to
contact to inquire about equipment specific to their field of study. Using this concise, userfriendly Website, a faculty member can find information about simulation equipment they may
desire to consider using in their lab classes without doing any further research.
The rationale for the project is to provide higher education educators with information to
make informed decisions on including the correct simulation technology to better equip students
with the necessary skills for their career path. Learning how to use simulation technology allows
the educator to provide students with simulated learning experiences helping transfer their
learned skills into the real-world environment. Using these tools the educator monitors student
performance assessing his or her success to reach the desired skill level to achieve competency.
This allows feedback to the student where he or she needs practice and improvement.
The research base of this project will consider the different simulation tools available for
various health science programs. Vendors of the different types of simulation technology will be
investigated as well as the latest tools available. Examination and study of the simulation
technology available for each program will provide the information for the professional
development Website. Research will come from journals of the various medical disciplines.
The projected application of this project is to use it at the college where I work as a
professional development tool for faculty of the various programs where simulation technology

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tools are readily available to enhance student performance, proficiency, and competency. The
Website will provide seasoned educators with a place to explore what simulation tools are
available for their field and become familiar with these tools. In addition, new faculty can learn
tools they may not know exists. The Website can be linked to the college intranet where all
faculty can easily access its pages at leisure. A page for suggestions can provide an area for
faculty to make requests for specific simulation tools as well as a contact page for faculty to
contact me for addition information or ask questions. This will allow the educator to be the
educator and have someone else do the research for tools they may desire to use in their classes.
The projected outcomes for this project include: to provide a professional development
tool for faculty to become familiar with simulation technology and tools in a given field of
higher education, to ease intimidation of seasoned educators toward the use of simulation
technology, to educate newcomers to the fields to the available simulation tools for their field of
expertise, to peak the curiosity of all educators, and to enhance student learning and transference
of learned skills into the real-world environment of medicine. The educator will feel at ease and
unintimidated as they explore and pursue the simulation tools because they can make suggestions
or ask questions. They can work at their own pace and visit as many times as they desire.
The following reference page contains materials collected as research for the project.
Vendors of simulation technology equipment will be applied to the Website with the proper
referencing for each. The Website will include pages for Home, About, Suggestions, Contact,
Technology Tools, and Technology Resources for Nursing, Fire Sciences, Paramedic, and
Respiratory with the various equipment used for each discipline.

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