Published on Jun 28, 2016
Presented by Dr. Julie HInkle, UCF
There is a long history of using case studies in education to help students connect core concepts to “real life” situations. Case studies are scenarios that describe or show a “real life” situation in order to teach students about concepts and can also be used assess student understanding of these concepts. Case studies can increase student engagement, understanding of concepts, and can improve critical thinking. In a nursing pathophysiology class at UCF, adaptive case studies within Realizeit have been created to help teach students how to understand the complicated interactions with a patient who is ill. Real-life scenarios that a nurse might encounter with an ill patient are created within the system. Variables are built into this scenario so students can repeat the case study many times with a different scenario each time. The strategies being employed to create more adaptive, dynamic case studies will be presented in this webinar.