Teaching with Technology: Using an iBook for Simulation

Teaching with Technology: Using an iBook for Simulation

Simulation as a teaching pedagogy continues to evolve and expand. The use of technology increases fidelity in simulation scenarios. This presentation will describe the use of an electronic book to provide students with weekly patient information to motivate student learning and increase fidelity for simultaneous concept-based simulation scenarios.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion, participants will be able to… Describe how technology can motivate student learning.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to… Consider authoring an eBook to support nursing education and simulation.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to… Discuss simultaneous concept-based simulation scenarios.

  • Crystel L. Farina, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE

    Crystel L. Farina, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, is the Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning at George Washington University School of Nursing in their Simulation and Innovation Learning Center, where she leads simulation experiences for graduate and undergraduate nursing students. In addition to her work with the simulation activities, she is an educator for the GWSON Ventures, Initiatives and Partnership program in the recently launched, Simulation Immersion Programs. Ms. Farina has an active leadership role in the daily simulation operations and current renovation projects to the undergraduate simulation space. Prior to joining GWSON, Ms. Farina was the Director of Simulation for Health Professions at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD, where she launched the Chesapeake Institute for Medical Simulation (CIMS) in the Health Professions and Athletic Center. During her tenure at Chesapeake College, she was awarded the Stuart R. Bounds Distinguished Teaching Chair. Mrs. Farina served on the faculty of the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC) and is a member of the MCSRC Steering Committee. She is currently researching a concept-based debriefing model to assist students in the connection between simulation and didactic content. Additionally, Mrs. Farina is the Chief Financial Officer of SIMPL Simulation, LLC.