Designing A Virtual Learning Environment Takes a Village

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Nursing Centered


[First paragraph] When we determined our students at Old Dominion University School of Nursing needed to strengthen their safe medication administration knowledge and skills, we reached out to the multimedia instructional design team at our university for assistance. We had a history—they’d helped us create a virtual handwashing simulation—and we knew they could help us build something new and exciting. Through this interprofessional partnership, we created an interactive virtual learning environment (VLE) to promote patient safety skills in novice nursing students. In our VLE, students navigate an avatar through the steps of safe medication administration.


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Hawkins, J. (2020, September 03). Designing a virtual learning environment takes a village. Nursing Centered.


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