Faculty Weigh in on Saint Leo's Cutting-Edge Simulation Technology
Curious about the Simulated Experiences at Saint Leo University? Hear what Saint Leo faculty are saying about this cutting-edge simulation technology.
For several years, Saint Leo University has utilized a cutting-edge simulation technology which originally was only part of its education degree programs. However, it has since found a footing in courses across a number of other degree programs offered by the university as well.
Known as Simulated Experiences at Saint Leo, this simulation technology was developed and is maintained by the software company Mursion. It allows students to interact with virtual avatars who are actually voiced by live simulation specialists. This simulation technology provides real-world, real-time experiences in a simulated environment, helping students learn communication skills across a wide array of field-specific scenarios.
Several Saint Leo faculty members have provided positive feedback on this simulation technology. In addition, according to Greg Kunzweiler, assistant director of Saint Leo's Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, the requests for simulations continue to increase as more faculty members become aware of the technology and recognize its numerous benefits to their students.
Below is a roundup of feedback from Saint Leo faculty on this technology:
– Dr. Tammy Quick, assistant professor of educational studies and early childhood development and education specialization program administrator at the Ocala Education Center
– Dr. Michelle Boone-Thornton, associate chair of Saint Leo's BA in human services degree program and an assistant professor of human services
– Dr. Katrina Maxwell, associate professor of human services
– Dr. Holly Atkins, chair of the undergraduate education degree program and an associate professor of education at Saint Leo University
– Prof. Elisabeth Ballew, instructor of education
– Dr. Keya Mukherjee, assistant professor of education
– Dr. Melinda Carver, associate professor of graduate studies in education
Visit the Simulated Experiences at Saint Leo homepage to learn more about this exciting technology and to watch some videos demonstrating how it works. Check out this blog article to learn more about how this simulation technology is specifically being used in Saint Leo's education degree programs to prepare future teachers for success in the classroom.