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SSH SimSeries: Simulation: An Introduction into Motivating Designs
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Monday, June 24, 2024 2:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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SSH SimSeries

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Simulated learning is known to have a positive impact on key aspects of healthcare students’ development, including their knowledge gain, confidence level, clinical ability, empathy, team- working and interdisciplinary learning. Yet not all students are motivated to learn via simulation, so negatively affecting their psychological safety, ability to find and solve problems and overall learning satisfaction.  In fact, the thought of being observed combined with the risk of publicly displaying a lack of knowledge and/or skill can demotivate adult learners, to the point where they may avoid the simulated learning experience.  

Yet educators can systematically optimize adults’ motivation to learn. This presentation is a walk-through the application of a model of motivation and performance, when designing and evaluating the impact of a virtual reality, interdisciplinary learning experience. As an introduction, it demonstrates the pragmatism of motivational design as a way of optimizing students’ simulated learning experience. 


  1. Identify how motivational theories can complement other learning theories.
  2. Describe how educators can systematically influence learners’ motivation using a motivational design model.
  3. Describe the impact of the motivational model when used in the development of an interdisciplinary VR learning solution.


  • Janine Stockdale, PhD, PG. Dip CHSE, RM, RN
Owned by Curtis Kitchen On Wednesday, June 5, 2024