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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education


Students in post-graduate programs can enhance their learning efficacy and positively impact their interprofessional collaboration skills by participating in a virtual immersion experience within their e-learning course. Students from various healthcare disciplines who participated in a virtual immersion were charged with the task to create a strategic plan for a healthcare organization. Upon completion of the course, they believed the interprofessional collaborative discussions and group dynamics utilized during the virtual immersion enabled them to communicate more effectively in their workplace, thus, improving patient outcomes. The focus of this presentation is to share the impact a virtual immersion has on the student experience and patient outcomes.


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McMaster, E., Moore, T., Onstott, D., Weathers, A. & Herrington, A. (2019). The Impact of Virtual Immersion in the E-Learning Environment. In S. Carliner (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 668-672). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).


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