Work-in-Progress-Virtual Reality: A Tool to Develop Social Work Practice Skills of Engagement and Assessment

Nicholas Lanzieri, Jonathan Bowen, David Lasala, Henry Samelson, Elizabeth McAlpin

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Abstract

Virtual reality (VR) can provide students ancillary ways to develop social work practice skills. It is incumbent for schools of social work to critically examine the lessons learned in producing previous VR simulations by carefully integrating principles of pedagogy and by utilizing research methods to chart the path forward for effective teaching and learning. This work-in-progress paper aims to briefly describe the steps taken to create one VR tool for a school of social work that was developed by heeding lessons from the past, while being responsive to developing students' skills for a productive future in clinical engagement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2020
EditorsDaphne Economou, Alexander Klippel, Heather Dodds, Anasol Pena-Rios, Mark J. W. Lee, Dennis Beck, Johanna Pirker, Andreas Dengel, Tiago M. Peres, Jonathon Richter
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages267-270
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781734899504
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020
Event6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2020Jun 25 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2020

Conference

Conference6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/21/206/25/20

Keywords

  • assessment
  • engagement
  • social work
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology
  • Education

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