october, 2020

29oct1:00 pm2:30 pmAIM Extended Reality (XR): Developing a Chemotherapy Treatment Simulation in Virtual Reality with Professor Michelle Aebersold1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Event Details

Join us on Thursday, October 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for AIM XR. While we may be apart, we plan to come together, virtually, to continue to grow the extended reality (XR) community at the University of Michigan (U-M) and beyond throughout the fall semester. This session will feature an immersive experience using the virtual platform, VirBELA. Register below to reserve your spot!


Important Note: In order to participate in this event, attendees must download the iLRN Virtual Campus by Virbela to their computer prior to joining. We recommend doing this prior to the event date so that you can become familiar with the platform in advance. 

This event will NOT use Zoom and instead will take place solely in the VirBELA platform. Learn more about installing and running VirBELA here

Install iLRN Virtual Campus by Virbela


This unique event will begin with a networking session from 1-1:30 p.m. This time will allow attendees to become familiar with and comfortable with the VirBELA platform. Any additional time can be used to network with other attendees. The presentation will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. 

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Michelle Aebersold, Clinical Professor of Nursing and Clinical Associate Professor of Information at U-M, for this event. Dr. Michelle Aebersold is a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Information. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.Dr. Aebersold has extensive experience in using a variety of simulation learning methods including Extended Realities to improve the care of patients through caregiver education and training. She is currently working on a grant-funded project from the National Cancer Institute to use simulation to improve the safe delivery of chemotherapy by nurses and pharmacists. Her other grant work includes using immersive virtual reality to improve teamwork and communication in pediatric cardiac arrest situations and Improving Pediatric Acute Care through Simulation Training. 

Dr. Aebersold will share her experience working in virtual spaces to teach and train nursing students and healthcare professionals. She has been a pioneer in this space and has previously used 2nd Life and VR to teach courses. In this talk, Dr. Aebersold will discuss her experience working with the XR Initiative team to co-develop a VR simulation to train nurses on how to properly administer a chemotherapy treatment. The talk will feature best practices and learnings from creating VR content and how other faculty can work with XR developers to create content for their courses.

AIM Extended Reality (XR) is an event series hosted by the Center for Academic Innovation exploring how extended reality (XR) is being used in higher education and beyond. This speaker series stems from a Provost to engage in a new campus-wide XR Initiative. This initiative will formally ask us to consider how we can leverage emerging XR technologies to strengthen the quality of a Michigan education, cultivate an interdisciplinary scholarly community of practice at Michigan, and enhance a nationwide network for academic innovation. Learn more about the initiative on our XR initiative page


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