Announcements

Clinical Simulation in Nursing: Special Edition on Game-Based Learning The special edition of Clinical Simulation in Nursing on Game-Based Learning has been published. Clinical Playground’s Dr. Eric B. Bauman served as the special edition editor and wrote the edition’s editorial titled: Games, Virtual Environments, Mobile Applications and a Futurist’s Crystal Ball. The journal Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Suzie Kardong Edgren called Bauman’s editorial a “…bleeding edge…” commentary on game-based learning and innovation for clinical education. Other authors included in this special

Eric. B. Bauman, PhD The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) has accpeted an Invitation to the Institute of Medicine to facilitate an IMSH style Serious Games/Virtual Environments Arcade & Showcase at the IOM Envisioning the Future of Health Professional Education Workshop on April 23-24, 2015. The Arcade and Showcase will be facilitated by Drs. Eric B. Bauman and Jeff Taekman. Drs. Bauman and Taekman are Jeff Taekman, MD the SSH Serious Games and Virtual Environments Special

By Katie White, MD Katie White, MD The 5th Annual Serious Games and Virtual Environments Showcase and Arcade at IMSH 2015 in New Orleans, LA was a success! With over 300 attendees and 21 entries, the event continues to attract exceptional talent from around the world. Given the growing interest every year, we moved into a larger room and through a generous sponsorship , the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Serious Games and Virtual Environments Special Interest group was able to

Eric B. Bauman, PhD Dr. Eric B. Bauman, founder and managing member of Clinical Playground, LLC opened the Games for Health Day at the mHealth Summit in Washington, DC on November 11, 2015. The mHealth Summit is sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMISS). Bauman gave a talk entitled Game-Based Learning: Why it Matters to Healthcare. The impetus of the talk was to frame questions for conference attendees to think about while various other notable

Dr. Eric B. Bauman Delivers Keynote at NLN Conference at Boise State Drs. Eric B. Bauman & Suzie Kardong-Edgren Dr. Eric B. Bauman presented at the NLN/Boise State  2nd annual simulation conference: Exploring New Ideas in Simulation on April 25-26, 2014. On the 25th Bauman facilitated a workshop focusing on best practices for simulation education for nursing and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  This workshop was extremely well attended, standing room only. The audience was made up of EMS and nursing

The Serious Games Arcade and Showcase at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2014 was bigger and better than ever. IMSH is the official conference of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Over 350 people attended the arcade. Feedback from various stakeholders was overwhelmingly positive with feedback saying the Arcade and Showcase was one of the highlights of IMSH and that more time and space should be allocated to Serious Games and Virtual Environments. The judging for

Eric B. Bauman, PhD The Executive Committee of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of the University of Wisconsin-Madison named Clinical Playground, LLC founding and managing member Dr. Eric B. Bauman as an Honorary Fellow and Visiting Scholar. Bauman will be working with Professor Kurt Squire and the Games+Learning+Society.  Bauman is working on layered learning approaches that leverage mini-games, digital applications,  and haptic simulators  that support clinical education.

Dr. Eric B. Bauman founder and managing member of Clinical Playground, LLC recently provided consultation to the Kingsley Elementary School in Naperville, IL (District 203). The consultation was arranged by teacher Kathy Schoengrund and principal Erin Markers.  Kingsley Elementary is already leveraging educational technology though the use of iPads in their classrooms.  Discussion centered around best practices related to game-based learning and evaluation of game-based learning.  In other words, is there evidence to support this type of pedagogy and

The 2014 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) hosted by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) will be January 25th – 29th, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. The annual Serious Games and Virtual Environment Arcade will be taking place as part of IMSH 2014.  The Arcade and Showcase will again include the the Best-in-Show awards.  Participants are eligible for award in the following categoies: Academic – Faculty, Academic – Student, Small Company/Entrepreneurial, and Large Company/Corporation. Co-chairs for this

Game-Based Teaching and Simulation in Nursing and Healthcare Goes into 2nd Print! Game-Based Teaching and Simulation in Nursing and Healthcare sold out its first print run. The Springer Publishing Company has taken the text into a second print. A recent  review had this to say about the text. “This is a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in integrating gaming and simulation into a course or the entire curricula. It presents the theory and the associated practical application. The extensive reference