To sign up for this cluster, use Bison code L.27354.
Important note: students G&T (Health and Applied Technology) use L.27355.
This cluster consists of the following projects:

Life Long Learning & Development by virtual reality in healthcare

Looking trough the eyes of an elder person to improve integrated health care for frail elderly. This is the substantive focus of this project. Make your contribution to integral care for frail elderly people living at home and design an elearning  module containing life 360 degrees video (VR) for professionals to let them experience a patient journey through the eyes of the elderly. Last semester, a group of students researched the patient journey of elderly persons. The focus in this journey was loneliness. Based on these results, a script was written to develop a VR application for professionals. Our society, and therefore also the labor market, is changing rapidly. The national government (2018) believes it is important that people keep control over their careers and are able to tie in with changes in the labor market. That is why continuing development during a career should become self-evident (Rijksoverheid, 2018). In this project you will develop an e-learning, containing a VR application, and investigate the effect of the VR application on the lifelong development of healthcare professionals.

Creating educational material for an international online course on conflict areas of the past

Recently the Subsoil Research Group (Lectoraat Bodem & Ondergrond) received a grant for the development of an online minor together with Saxion Archaeology. The subject of the minor is the archaeology of conflicts. This minor has to be up and running in February 2021. The minor will be developed in close cooperation with the Archaeology departments of the University of Winchester and Goethe University Frankfurt. In this project you will create educational material like for example short instructional videos on topics relating to the research of conflict sites of the 19th and 20th century. Conflict sites can be found everywhere like crash sites of airplanes, lines, bulwarks and even De Brink in Deventer is a nice example of a conflict site. The content of the educational program will be available at the start of September 2020. An overview of types of archaeological sites, methods and techniques which has to be presented in the online courses will be provided. In consultation with the project group a number of topics will be selected to elaborate.  Think of for example metal detection, close range remote sensing with drones or the study of historical sources in the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Hague. During the semester at least one excavation of a conflict site will be visited. The project includes some basic desk research of the chosen topics. The ideal project team consists of students with an interest in the past, a knack for education and experience in filming and presenting.

VR SuperNurse

In today’s Corona times, the nurse has become our new superhero, as nicely depicted by artist Banksy (left figure below [1]). Just like normal people, superheroes need training. However, the resources for training are scarce. That is, trainers and training materials are not always and at every place available. To prepare for a skill training, nurses currently read texts and sometimes watch a video. Healthcare group Solis (Zorggroep Solis) wants to explore a more fun and educationally powerful (see Learning Pyramid [2]) way of nursing skill training, by adopting Virtual Reality (VR) technology. Several generic/throwaway VR platforms and applications exist (see right figure below [3]). Solis wants to develop a reusable VR training application that fits the specific need of their superheroes – together with you!

Tutorial Prehistoric Pottery – Online 3D lectures

Archaeology is based on the scientific study of material culture. Students are taught to use cultural material to distinguish different culture groups (determination), to understand its technology (mode d’opératoire) and to use it for dating complexes and sites (typo-chronology). For the prehistoric period the study of cultural material culture, in absence of written sources, plays a substantial part of understanding the behavior of past societies. Part of the curriculum of the education in prehistoric archaeology taught at Saxion (Academy of Business, Building & Technology) is using archaeological artifacts to understand the technological and typological developments through time. The main artifact category used for prehistorical studies is pottery. As prehistorical pottery is handmade and locally produced the determination and dating is a matter of gaining experience, handling the artifacts and documenting the diagnostic features. The bachelorstudy of archaeology at Saxion has become very popular over the past 10 years. Each year more than 100 students start the training. It has become harder to provide for enough pots for a solid base of knowledge about prehistoric pottery. Another problem is that the precious prehistoric pots are on loan from the regional depot and may in due time get damaged as a result of handling. Furthermore, students should get acquainted with pottery from other regions in the Netherlands as well. However, to get museum pieces into the classroom, it would mean more efforts, painstacking administrative actions and most importantly more risk of damages. Finally, the present corona-crisis and the necessity to transform traditional classes into online classes, make this project even more relevant. In this project we will ask you to think and explore all possible ways to enable students to interact with prehistoric material virtually. For this purpose we would like to ask you to collect available online material and combine this with newly scanned or modelled prehistoric pottery. The archaeological material will be provided in collaboration with us. This will result in an online database that can also be used for primary and secondary education. Pottery lessons can be expanded with instructional videos about (experimental) technology (how were pots made?), social interaction within prehistoric society (how were pots used?) and archaeometric research (what did pots contain?). Find innovative ways to present and handle material that is normally only available in museums and depots. How can students and interested people experience material of the past?

Become happy with the further development of your own profession

When you apply self-management in healthcare, you should think of: your own direction, personal responsibility, ownership, delivering quality, being actively involved with your learning needs, which all contribute to the development of your profession as a healthcare professional. A learning environment must be created in which employees are stimulated to take ownership of their own (professional) development again. Employees should stand up and develop theirselves in an active and challenging environment. Let’s make learning and development fun again by building a learning enviroment (for healthcare) in a caravan. To progress ownership of professional qualification, with a lucrative concept, this project requires qualitative design engineering and usability studies.

A MOOC for business owners

The “Digitale werkplaats Twente” (DWT) is an organisation funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs that wants to help two hunderd fifty local business owners in the MKB segment with the digitalisation of various business processes over the next three years. These processes can vary from online marketing to collecting data using the Internet of Things. The DWT does this by connecting students from the ROC, Saxion and the UT to these company to help out with projects as well as offering workshops, webinars and advice to these companies.
One of the potential tools we want to add to our arsenal is a MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course. This form of online education would allow us to deliver relevant knowledge about a subject to a large number of business owners at the same time. Setting up a MOOC is a big operation that requires knowledge from several different backgrounds to work together to gather the right insight about potential course subjects, the right technologies as well as educational knowledge.
Your job as a team would be to form these requirements by participating in DWT activities, interviewing business owners and researching MOOC. From these results you would design a concept for a MOOC that is feasible for the DWT to set up to help business owners in Twente to innovate their business practices.

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