Developing simulation training using 360 ° video

360ViSi is an international collaborative project with the aim of developing innovative learning methodologies in health education using VR and 360° video technology.

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EUR 963.566 from Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliences

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Atle Løkken, NETTOP UiS

Why 360ViSi?

Europe has an an increasing need for health workers, partly due to an ageing population requiring long term care. The education of health workers, particularly nurses, includes a substantial amount of practical training. This poses challenges in terms of access to training facilities, cost and quality of the training. The use of 360° video technology can increase access to simulation training, thereby compensating for the lack of access to facilities.

Demand for innovative learning methodology

Together with three European universities and three companies, UiS aims to develop an innovative learning methodology where 360° video and interactivity are combined to create engaging simulation training and stimulate the flow and exchange of knowledge between higher education and enterprises.

The method will give teachers increased competence in the production of digital tools, as well as increase and make more digital learning tools available across national borders.

Benefits from the media industry

The media industry has invested both time and money in testing 360° video in traditional storytelling and broadcasting without much success. The project will utilize 360​° ​video in simulation training and thus utilize the potential of this technology in teaching.

The aim of the project is not to develop new technological solutions, but to utilize existing technologies in an innovative way in learning. Furthermore, the project wants to give new ideas to companies that develop services, products and technology towards teaching.

International cooperation

The project gives UiS the opportunity to collaborate with other research and teaching institutions, as well as commercial partners in an exciting and challenging research area.

The project is led by the University of Stavanger in collaboration between NETTOP and the Faculty of Health Sciences. Other partners are University of Nottingham (United Kingdom), Catholic University of Valencia (Spain), Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Screen Story (Norway), Quasar Dynamics (Spain) and ADE Animations Designs & Effects (Finland).

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