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Twenty-First Century Immersion Technologies in Health Professions Pedagogy

Hayes, Catherine (2024) Twenty-First Century Immersion Technologies in Health Professions Pedagogy. In: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Sixth Edition. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 1-19. ISBN 1668473666

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This encyclopedia entry provides insight into the justification of pedagogy in the context of extended reality (XR), which itself encompasses virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed/hybrid reality (MR), and how all have evolved into an ongoing source of complex ambiguity over the last decade, which the COVID-19 pandemic only highlighted and radically exacerbated. Being able to understand and operationalize each in the context of health professions pedagogy and scholarship became a necessity, which few would now ever question but which still raises issues in relation to the practices of risk assessment and management in professional fields of practice such as medicine, nursing, midwifery, and allied health professions practice.

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Additional Information: ** Article version: VoR ** Embargo end date: 01-07-2024 ** From Crossref book chapters via Jisc Publications Router ** History: ppub 01-07-2024; issued 01-07-2024. ** Licence for VoR version of this article starting on 01-07-2024:
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Item ID: 15887
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ISSN: 2331-771X
ISBN: 1668473666
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Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2024 16:38
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2024 16:45


Author: Catherine Hayes ORCID iD

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Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing


Sciences > Health Sciences
Education > Higher Education
Sciences > Nursing

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