The project addresses various needs and risks present in vocational training centres, such as the high cost of materials and a lack of space or resources for practical learning. To overcome these obstacles, Virtual Reality (VR) will be utilized to provide a safe and realistic environment for practice, effectively simulating equipment, materials, scenarios, and protocols. This digital transformation of learning will require students to develop their digital skills and teaching staff to create an innovative learning environment. Additionally, students will actively contribute to the project by testing the virtual scenarios. The project also seeks to improve the synergy between educational and internship centres, ensuring that students are better prepared for the working environment. By providing well-qualified and competent students, the project aims to support companies and institutions in the healthcare field, which currently face organizational stress.
The Learning Bridge project aims to bring about change in Vocational Training through methodological advancements and digital innovation.
Results and outcomes
The main objective of this project is to develop a virtual reality (VR) platform for healthcare simulations. This platform will allow students to practice with equipment, material, users, and protocols they will encounter in internships and future work. By providing key tools for meaningful learning, educational centres can democratize access to resources that are often unaffordable or lacking in space. VR also enables a rational and sustainable use of resources, as certain materials and equipment can be avoided due to pollution or risks. The project aims to increase students’ digital competence through high-resolution digital content and feedback during development. Furthermore, funding opportunities can be explored to create new VR scenarios and activities. By employing meaningful methodologies, such as clinical simulation, students will develop the ability to think autonomously and consolidate critical, digital, and scientific thinking skills. Ultimately, this project will prepare students better for the real world and increase their chances of success in the workforce, while also benefiting the VET sector in terms of technology and innovation.
Klaipėdos valstybinė kolegija (Lithuania)
NorthStone NV (Belgium)