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Sim 201: How to Evaluate Learning Using Simulation

This lesson is divided into two parts. Part one will provide an overview of the use of simulation to assess and evaluate competencies in simulation by learners from various healthcare settings and levels of expertise.  The lesson is intended to provide the basics of embedding assessment and evaluation into simulation experiences. The focus of the second lesson will be the selection of a method and tool for either assessment or evaluation appropriate to the simulation desired outcomes.  In addition, developing a remediation plan and addressing factors related to language and culture will be reviewed briefly.  An unfolding case study will be used to illustrate these concepts.

Learning objectives

  • Upon completing Part 1 of this lesson, the simulation educator will be able to…
  1. compare the concepts of assessment and evaluation.
  2. review 3 learning theories to guide creation of simulation experiences to assessand evaluate clinical  performance.
  3. apply knowledge of assessment, evaluation, and competency to design tool items for measuring learner performance based on a case study.
  • Upon completing Part 2 of  this lesson, the simulation educator will be able to…
  1. select methods to measure desired simulation outcomes.
  2. select tools to measure desired simulation outcomes.
  3. apply knowledge of methods and tools to create questions and activities for measuring learner performance based on a case study.