Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ann Butt joined the Boise State University School of Nursing after 25 years of nursing practice in adult critical care. Butt is committed to helping students transfer what they learn in class to patient care, using innovative technology in the skills lab and simulation center. Butt’s research is focused on deliberate practice using simulation and game-based learning to promote psychomotor skill development and retention in undergraduate nursing students.
Anthony Ellertson works at Boise State University and is currently developing a new undergraduate major specializing in Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile Development (GIMM). As an active applied researcher, he is working on a series of projects to leverage his knowledge of mobile development and games toward the creation of enhanced therapy tools and applications for children with Autism and the re-imagining of healthcare using mobile technologies, augmented and virtual reality.
Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren is a professor and director of the Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, PA. She is an internationally known simulation researcher, educator, and the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Edgren teaches in the simulation certificate program at Robert Morris University and in the MS in Medical Simulation program at the Drexel College of Medicine.
LeBaron Woodyard is currently a dean in the academic affairs division for the chancellor’s office with California Community Colleges. He is responsible for six broad areas: distance education, library and learning resources programs, flex calendar, minimum qualifications, the Fund for Instructional Improvement (FII), and special projects in instruction and student success. He has forty-three years experience in higher education, and has served in the California State University system, the Claremont Colleges, and the California Community Colleges system.