Explore a case study using virtual reality to transform psychology education

Australia/Sydney 1.00pm | Wed 28th June
USA/Los Angeles 8.00pm | Tues 27th June
Germany/Berlin 5.00am | Wed 28th June

Nick Formosa – Tutor – Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)
Ben Morrison – Senior Lecturer, Psychology – Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)

Explore a virtual reality simulation that offers something new to learners, thanks to a collaboration that brought together a mix of talents across content, learning design, programming and animation. The team included Nick Formosa (ACAP), Ben Morrison (ACAP), Geoffrey Hill (SAE), and Daniel Stone (Daniel Stone Media).

Learners are immersed in a story-driven replication of ‘typical’ symptoms associated with schizophrenic spectrum and other psychotic disorders such as auditory and visual hallucinations, and paranoid delusional thoughts.

The team measured the impact of the simulation against key learning outcomes, such as empathy and knowledge of diagnosis. Results from a sample of 50 participants speak for themselves, with gains across each outcome measure after experiencing the simulation.

Their work will be shared at the 2017 Learning Innovation Summit in July, and published in the Australian Journal of Psychology.

Register below to join Ben and Nick as they share how the project evolved and what their study uncovered.