number of specific indicators of success will be determined and evaluated:
functionof the simulation process will be assessed and
linked to the learning goals (understanding of clinical problems and problem
· The virtual collaborative
environment between students from three universities, two in Sweden and
one in the USA will be tested and compared to the outcome from interactions
within traditional group settings.
· As has been mentioned is
one of the main goals in the project to support and strengthen the students
beliefs in their abilities in clinical problem solving. It is also an
important aspect to get the students emotionally involved. These aspects
will be studied
in the students involved.
· The impact on the teachers
to cooperate on the advancement of simulation tools and different pedagogical
methods will be studied.
An important aspect of the project is to explore the
similarities and the differences between Sweden and the USA what regards
educational procedures, routes in clinical problem solving, and criteria
in classifications and differences in illness panorama. This will most
probably have effects on student learning in general and excellence of
learning in particular.
The cost-effectiveness of this potentially individualized system
will be evaluated.
· In excess of these more educational
issues will the function of the technical base of the system be monitored
and evaluated in terms of technical functioning and importance for the