May 4, 2012 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Michael R Steele PMP, Duke University
Jeffrey Taekman, MD, Duke University
ILE@D Collaborative, Duke University
Duke University is developing a Virtual Environment for healthcare education and plans to leverage the US Department of Energy's National Training & Education Resource (NTER) open source project. NTER provides a single gateway to content from multiple sources (e.g. Learning Management Systems (LMS), organizations, content types). This lecture will discuss how Immersive Learning Environments at Duke (ILE@D) will leverage DOE's NTER platform for network search and content delivery. ILE@D is a platform for delivery of medical learning content in a 3D virtual environment. It will leverage the MedBiquitous Virtual Patient (MVP) standard to allow easy extraction of meta data that can be pushed to NTER's search engines to assist students and instructors in their search for content. Once content is located, access can be granted for educators to edit the XML file and create a new scenario. Although ILE@D is the first 3D implementation of the MVP standard, the system is designed to allow other viewers to play learning content. Current NTER collaborators include the US Department of Labor, which is building a data warehouse for nurse education, and the US Department of Education. As the number of NTER nodes grows, one can imagine a future where educational content is no longer locked away in proprietary LMSes, but becomes searchable and securely accessible to a much broader audience.