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Widening Access to Virtual Educational Scenarios (WAVES)

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Project Period
1/2016 - 12/2018
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Medicine
Cooperating Organization
University of Thessaloniki
Karolinska Institutet
St Georges, University of London
Bayer PLC

This project takes SBL ‘out-of-the-box’, combining skill sets of both academic and enterprise partners to make SBL more accessible for a wide range of professions. Developments will include the ability to embed SBL activities directly into learning platforms and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), adding renewed pedagogic value and ease-of-use to learners through improved integration, progress monitoring, and the delivery of feedback. By embedding SBL, MOOCS will enable development of real world skills, competency and experience rather than knowledge. The provision of training materials in multiple languages, including a ‘How to create Virtual Scenarios’ MOOC, will make VS more accessible for educators. The project will sustain and disseminate these activities through an extended partnership, the ‘WAVES’ network.

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