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Clinical Playground’s Dr. Eric B. Bauman recently gave a talk with Melissa Morris, a PhD student he is mentoring from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions on the role of presence and immersion in virtual reality as compared standard web-based video conferencing. The talk was part of the 2021 International Healthcare Simulation Week (September 13-19) and was facilitated by Dr. David Li and sponsored by Guangzhou First Peoples Hospital and SIMFEED. The included well

Eric B. Bauman, PhD, FSSH, RN Clinical Playground founder and managing member Dr. Eric B. Bauman John “Pathfinder” Lester was recently featured as an Acadicus roundtable guest facilitator, hosted by Jon Brouchoud and John “Pathfinder” Lester. Acadicus, a virtual reality teaching and learning platform provides an expansive library of virtual simulation content for training and education. Brouchoud and Bauman have worked on several healthcare education projects together including the Award Winning VR Airway Lab.  The other John, aka

Join Clinical Playground Founder Dr. Eric B. Bauman and frequent collaborators Jon Brouchoud of Arch Virtual and Penny Ralston-Berg from Penn State World for their webinar titled: Objective Based Design & Narrative for Virtual Simulation: Pearls and Perils Bauman, Brouchoud and Ralston-Berg are award winning designers with significant experience in healthcare education, educational design, and digital technology. This webinar is being hosted by HealthySimulation.com an organization dedicated to providing the latest #MedSim

Penny Ralston-Berg We are admittedly overdue on this congratulations, but we want to take the opportunity to offer big congratulations to one of our favorite collaborators – Penny Ralston-Berg.  Penny is a Penn State World Campus instructional designer known as a national leader in her field. She recently received an outstanding service award from one of the country’s leading distance education organizations. She is the first recipient of the Outstanding Service in Postsecondary Instructional Design Award from the University Professional and

Clinical Playground – Proud Sponsor of M+Dev 2020 Clinical Playground, LLC is a proud sponsor of this year’s M+Dev conference in Madison, WI on February 14. We hope to see you at the hottest new venue supporting the game development and media arts industry. For information about the full slate of exciting speakers and ticket information, check out the M+Dev 2020 website. The M+Dev Conference Committee recently announced that Nika Nour, Executive Director of the International Games Developers

M+Dev is returning to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin on February 14 – Valentines Day!  M+DEV is a video game development conference hosted by the Wisconsin Games Alliance that aims to engage game developers and all the many talented professionals who support the industry. It is a great venue for those seeking to enter professional roles that support the game development industry. This conference provides a gathering place for game developers in the state,

G. Stapleton, E.B. Bauman, E. Kachur, AMEE Teaching Asst., M. Pusic, and T. Chang Clinical Playground founder Dr. Eric B. Bauman was in Vienna, Austria for the 2019 Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference where he presented on the topics of game-based learning for medical and health professions education, and on the use of social media to promote conference participation.  The annual AMEE conference has become the key meeting for those involved in medical and health

Introduction by Eric B. Bauman, PhD I would like to introduce Jon Brouchoud as a guest blogger here on the Clinical Playground site. It’s such an honor to have been able to work with Jon during the past few years. He heads up development at Arch Virtual, a company that creates award-winning, visionary virtual reality software in 3D.  Jon and I have collaborated closely on some fantastic projects, and more recently on a project for Envision that helps

Eric B. Bauman, PhD, RN, FSSH Welcome to Class By Eric B. Bauman I recently spent a week at the United States Department of Homeland Security Center for Domestic Preparedness training facility in Alabama attending a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) course. The course was the Emergency Medical Operations (EMO) for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Incidents (CBRNE). The 32-hour course was a combination of didactic classroom content and integration of immersive small-group learning scenarios and large-scale

Clinical Playground’s Dr. Eric B. Bauman is happy to announce that he has been selected by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Screening Committee to run for the position of president-elect. Dr. Bauman’s important mission has always been to democratize clinical expertise and advance the science of healthcare simulation. His dedication to developing pedagogy specific to simulation has brought about advances in nursing and health professions education and leadership. Such advances in clinical education have a