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  • Project kick-off meeting

    The WAVES project kick-off meeting was held at St George’s University on 9 June 2016. The meeting was organised for project partners by the coordinator of the project.

Project Overview

Each area of professional competency faces its own challenges in providing relevant training before workplace practice. In public service and industry, too much is expected of students learning from their apprenticeship phase, compromising reliability or safety. Trainees lack opportunities to practise applying “inert” knowledge to a real task context, while in a risk-free environment.

Interactive virtual scenarios (VS) or simulations (Scenario-Based Learning; SBL) are recognised by many teaching and learning communities as effective tools for developing reasoning, and for safe training in workplace competency. However, the approach is challenging for educators to understand, and does not fit easily into conventional platforms either pedagogically or technically.

This project takes SBL ‘out-of-the-box’, to make it more accessible for a wide range of professions. Developments will include the ability to embed SBL activities directly into learning platforms and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), adding renewed pedagogic value and ease-of-use to learners through improved integration, progress monitoring, and the delivery of feedback. By embedding SBL, MOOCS will enable development of real world skills, competency and experience rather than knowledge. The provision of training materials in multiple languages, including a ‘How to create Virtual Scenarios’ MOOC, will make VS more accessible for educators. The project will sustain and disseminate these activities through an extended partnership, the ‘WAVES’ network.

Project Partners

Associate Partners

Chemmedia, Germany

City and Guilds Kineo, UK

CHeM, France

ESADE, Spain

Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany

Hôpital Cheikh Khalifa Ibn Zaid  Morocco


Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore

Université Mohammed VI des Sciences de la Santé, Morocco

Novartis, Global

Open Knowledge Foundation, UK

OpenLabyrinth, Canada


   8 June 2016

“We are our Choices” Learning Decision-Making through scenarios


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   9 June 2016

kick-off meeting


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   8 June 2016

AMEE 2016 – Innovating in Education


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As part of the WAVES project there will be MOOC courses on how to create Virtual Scenarios and training guidelines on how to use Virtual Scenarios - More information coming soon!



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