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By Eric B. Bauman, PhD, FSSH, PMHNP-BC I am delighted to be moderating the first in a four-speaker game development pro-series on Wednesday April 6th at Noon Central.  Even more exciting is that the first speaker is award winning game director and entrepreneur, Brenda Romero! Romero asks the question, who determines the cultural and societal considerations of our physical and digital lives? What gets left out, and what gets brought in? Meta verses are mirrors of their creators. As

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

Aurel Mihai, one of our Clinical Playground “Players” has updated his Bio.  Aurel is slugging his way through his Med 1 year at Ross University.  Dr. Katie White, another one of our “Players”  recently accepted a hospitalist position at the VA Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. While members of Clinical Playground move around from time to time, the group is always looking forward to working together on projects that promote simulation and game-based learning for health sciences, public safety,

The Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas is hosting the healthcare simulation industry’s first ever “Gathering of Technicians” event. This conference is the result of  an overwhelming call by the community of simulation technicians who in so many ways support simulation-based research and education in the field of healthcare simulation. This event is being sponsored by the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas and University of Nevada – Las Vegas School of Nursing, University

Eric B. Bauman I was in Oklahoma City last week on May 24-25, 2011 for the 5th Annual Oklahoma Health Care Work Force Simulation Conference.  This year’s theme was “Training as a Patient Care Team”.  My talk titled Leveraging the Potential of Game-Based Learning for Clinical Education focused on the pedagogy of game-based learning and why multi-media tools like virtual environments and video games are becoming an important tool for clinical education, particularly multi-professional training opportunities that encompass all

Eric B. Bauman I will be headed out at the crack of dawn (why I think 6:00 AM flights are a good idea remains a mystery to me), making my way to Boston for Games for Health 2011.  I am speaking Tuesday afternoon during the Medica Ludica track. I am talking about the application of contemporary theory for Game-Based Learning for [Medical Education] multi-disciplinary clinical education.  The entire conference looks fantastic.  The  Medica Ludica track looks great.  Several friends and colleagues

We are happy to announce the a book chapter titled Contemporary Theory for Immersive Worlds: Addressing Diversity, Culture and Engagement by Eric B. Bauman and I. Alex Games has been published in the text Teaching and Learning in 3D Immersive Worlds: Pedagogical Models and Constructivist Approaches by Authors/Editors Amy Cheney and Robert L. Sanders. A free sample download of Chapter one is available on  IGI Global website, which has been hot-linked to the title of the

Eric B. Bauman Eric B. Bauman and collaborator David Simkins will be presenting at the E-Learning in Nursing: Design, Innovation, Delivery and Evaluation conference sponsored by the the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Professional Program in Nursing on April 7-8, 2011. Bauman and Simkins will be discussing the review of web-based nursing courses available to students enrolled in nursing programs throughout the nursing programs throughout the University of Wisconsin System.  Bauman will also be leading a discussion on the role

Gerald Stapleton and Philip Bertulfo from the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois – Chicago gave a great talk at the School of Human Ecology on the University of Wisconsin – Madison Campus on March 2, 2011.  Their talk provided an overview of worldwide efforts to harness virtual worlds like Second Life and Open Sim for higher education. Their presentations illustrated how academic institutions, businesses, and foundations are using virtual spaces and game-based landscapes as