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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

The steady-eyed attending surgeon managed to remain calm while he guided me through the tricky orthopedic procedure, despite the urgency of the situation. The purplish black bruising on the leg and my view of the X-ray gave me the information I needed to start. The attending surgeon walked around the room evaluating my every move and giving me directions. Another player who looked a lot like Morpheus from the Matrix assisted me in putting the boy’s leg back together. Performing

Congratulations to Colette Foisy-Doll, MSN, CHSE and Kim Leighton, Ph.D., RN, FAAN for winning the prestigious American Journal of Nursing 2017 book of the year in the Nursing Information Technology category, for Simulation Champions: Fostering Courage, Caring, and Connection. Simulation Champions Fostering Courage, Caring, and Connection Clinical Playground founder and managing member Eric B. Bauman, Ph.D., FSSH, RN is honored to be included as a contributing author in this award-winning text. Dr. Bauman’s section focuses on the evolution of recent

Dr. Eric B. Bauman was in Los Angeles last week for the 2018 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). He had the honor of helping induct the second class of fellows into the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy, and co-facilitate a workshop on game-development for clinical educators and several panels related to emerging technology and Virtual Reality, as well as participate in the 8th annual Serious Games and Virtual Reality

Eric B. Bauman, Ph.D., RN, FSSH January 13 – 17, 2018 the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) will hold its International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), in Los Angeles. As augmented and virtual reality evolve, the new technology creates a mandate for clinical educators leveraging game-based learning and simulation to keep pace. Clinical Playground’s Dr. Eric B. Bauman will present several topics specific to best educational practices for clinical education subject to emerging and innovative technology.       SSH Forum

Tim Laning Now available: the full set of M+Dev Conference videos posted on the Wisconsin Games Alliance YouTube page. Videos cover the wide range of topics and speakers from the conference including keynote speakers Warren Spector and Tommy Palm. Clinical Playground’s Dr. Eric B. Bauman co-chaired the M+Dev Educational Track with Filament Game’s Dan Norton. Tim Laning from Grendel Games, and Dr. Thomas “Brett” Talbot from USC anchored the educational track. Tim Laning is an award-winning educational game

This past week Dr. Eric B. Bauman was honored to attend the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Bauman was invited to facilitate and moderate a workshop on innovation by Dr. Pam Jeffries, Dean and Professor of the George Washington University School of Nursing and Patricia Cuff, Director of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education at the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine.

Eric B. Bauman, Tim Laning & Thomas “Brett” Talbot On Friday, October 28, the Wisconsin Games Alliance held its inaugural Midwest Game Development (M+DEV) Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Over 400 participants attended the conference hosted in Wisconsin’s thriving game development hub, which boasted a roster of internationally renowned academic and industry experts covering a wide array of game-related topics. Clinical Playground’s Dr. Eric B. Bauman and Filament Games’ Dan Norton co-chaired the education track, which focused on topics such as game-based

Professors Randy Gordon and Dee McGonigle recently completed a new publication, Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education, which includes the contributions of 27 authors from the field of virtual simulation related to nursing education. The book outlines the process of integrating virtual simulation into existing curricula and how to develop and enhance current teaching strategies. Dr. Eric B. Bauman, Penny Ralsont-Berg, and Dr. Gregory E. Gilbert authored a chapter titled: The Nexus of Game Development: Curricular Integration & Faculty Development in the new

Don’t miss the Games in Education Panel, with industry thought leaders, moderated by Eric B. Bauman. The runaway use of pop culture references and Easter eggs to promote engagement in entertainment games sometimes cause critics to say “Stop. Don’t. Come Back”.  By comparison,  games intended for learning can also benefit from similar tactics.  Our panel will discuss similarities and differences between games designed for education and games designed for entertainment. Here are a few of the other questions up for discussion: What role does ludic