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Pages: 4796-4805
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR PRE-LICENSURE LEARNERS IN A MULTI-USER VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: LESSONS LEARNED FROM STUDENTS, INSTRUCTORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS

This mixed-methods study explores three perspectives (student, instructor, and administrator) on a novel interprofessional education (IPE) course delivered in a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) to undergraduate, pre-licensure learners. Students from four training programs (Nursing, Police, Paramedic, and Child and Youth Worker, n = 102) and instructors (n = 9) interacted as avatars in an online virtual world over eight weeks, participating in weekly meetings involving group discussion, case studies, and simulation. Quantitative analyses indicated that the vast majority of learners (92%) found the MUVE-based IPE course helpful in preparing them for their work, and students rated most learning activities and the ease of navigation in the virtual environment favorably. Qualitative analyses revealed that the MUVE-based IPE course fulfilled important pedagogical objectives of IPE, including learning about other professions while clarifying own their roles, as well as learning the pragmatics of communicating and collaborating with other professionals. At the same time, however, instructors and students in the MUVE-based IPE faced significant technical challenges and administrators faced a number of obstacles at the institutional level in establishing the course. Based on the findings, recommendations are proposed for educators interested in delivering IPE using the emerging educational technology of MUVEs.
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author = {Morley, M. and Riesen, E. and Burr, A. and Clendinneng, D. and Ogilvie, S. and Murray, M.A.},
title = {INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR PRE-LICENSURE LEARNERS IN A MULTI-USER VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: LESSONS LEARNED FROM STUDENTS, INSTRUCTORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS},
series = {8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-2657-6},
issn = {2340-1095},
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location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2015},
year = {2015},
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AU - M. Morley AU - E. Riesen AU - A. Burr AU - D. Clendinneng AU - S. Ogilvie AU - M.A. Murray
TI - INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR PRE-LICENSURE LEARNERS IN A MULTI-USER VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: LESSONS LEARNED FROM STUDENTS, INSTRUCTORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS
SN - 978-84-608-2657-6/2340-1095
PY - 2015
Y1 - 18-20 November, 2015
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2015 Proceedings
SP - 4796
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M. Morley, E. Riesen, A. Burr, D. Clendinneng, S. Ogilvie, M.A. Murray (2015) INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR PRE-LICENSURE LEARNERS IN A MULTI-USER VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: LESSONS LEARNED FROM STUDENTS, INSTRUCTORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 4796-4805.
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