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Your simulations, Resims, are created in our Web Manager. Head there to sign up as a ‘New User’. You’ll need to verify your email address, so make sure to look out for your confirmation email. Once this is done, you can sign in to the Web Manager and start creating Resims in your free space. This is covered in our ‘Creating your first Simulation’ video found here. We have also been running short introductory sessions to help our new users understand the key concepts and get the most out of Resim creation, so please do get in touch to book yours.
In any Space, click to ‘Create New Simulation’. To start, in the Setup tab, work through steps 1 to 5.
Select a template which best describes your Resim – hovering over each option will give you more information about the measures and language used. Next add a scenario name and description, giving context to the Resim, the expected outcome and how your learner should work to get there. For Simulation content, we recommend starting simply by adding the actions and conclusions for the optimal path, and then adding depth to the experience with a number of tangent actions and conclusions. Here you can easily set the parameters of each decision, for example whether the action is conditional to another, always visible or needs to be searched, as well as adding immediate feedback or at the Resim end – the icons will help you visualise this.
You can make your Resims as simple or complex as you like, and begin to add optional features in Step 4, fully customise language in the Advanced UI of Step 1 and much more.
The precise structure of your Resims will depend on the objective of the simulation. On the most part, a Resim has a start point, a journey and an outcome:
• The problem – a description of why the scenario is taking place (e.g. a patient goes to their GP with a set of symptoms)
• The journey – the series of actions/decisions made to get from the problem to the outcome (e.g. clinical or laboratory tests with results)
• An outcome – the goal/conclusion at the end of the scenario or along the journey (e.g. a diagnosis for the patient)
Each decision made by the learner should be attributed to a measure of performance, for example +/− points, money or time. These measures then correlate to impact, such as increased points, depleted clinical budget or increased diagnosis time. Including tangents to the correct actions (which we call the optimal path) allows the learning lead to see the path of decision making, for example, a number of students chose to perform a blood film but this was not indicated in the full blood count.
Absolutely. Case studies are just one of the styles that Resimion supports, however there is much more that can be done within the system. Here are some examples:
• Students can visualise, interpret and annotate microscope slides, crime scenes or other images in the desktop app
• A simulation to diagnose a patient could be run, followed by a shorter quiz about the treatment options or prognosis
• You could host a Virtual Lab session, giving learners exposure to multiple stages of learning and experience, without the risk
• The learning lead could deliver content in a short video lecture before a simulation, or follow-up with some additional content after a simulation
• Learners could be asked to replicate how they would perform a particular process, following relevant guidelines, such as the order in which they would package a biological sample
The flexibility of our system leaves it open for you to reach your learners in whatever way suits the learning objectives. We are more than happy to help you achieve this!
Learners can play a Resim with an anonymous name only, or create their own account and play signed in. You as the learning lead can set whether a sign-in is required for any Resim, so for a formal assessment, you will be able to link students to their email address. You will be able to see who is playing, and how they have performed during the simulation in the Results tab. From here you can also view results from previous sessions of that Resim being open, as well as downloading results for viewing offline.
We have integrated feedback into the system, as we believe this is crucial for learners to develop their understanding. For both actions and conclusions, feedback can be provided as soon as they have made the decision, or after the Resim has been completed. This is because in more informal learning or for less experienced learners, they may benefit from guiding through the process. Alternatively, you may only provide feedback at the end so as not to influence the decision process of your learner.
To add feedback, head to Step 3 of Setup, and either use the icons to set feedback or the feedback tab while editing an action or conclusion. As well as your text feedback being displayed in the app, learners will see a thumbs up or thumbs down icon based on whether the action or conclusion is set to correct or incorrect.
The language used in your Resims is fully customisable by you. To do so, head to Step 1 of Setup, click the cog and Advanced UI. Here you can change the wording to whatever you see fits best. This can be all the text your learner will see in the app, or a few terms. You can also set here action and conclusion titles, where you may like to reiterate what you would like the learner to do to guide them through the process and make everyone as comfortable as possible.
Yes, each user has their Resims organised in Spaces in the Web Manager. From a Space of the appropriate subscription level, you can click the cog in the top right corner, go to User Access, and invite other users by typing in their email address. From here they will be able to run the simulations shared in this space and view results. You can add and remove access as needed at any time. This is great if you are using Resimion as part of an assessment..
Resimion is a tool to facilitate your own teaching and provide your own content to learners in a different and exciting way. With this, you create your own Resims using our system, with the flexibility for your requirements which you wouldn’t otherwise get with a bank of scenarios. We are always happy to help you get the most out of your Resims, so do contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or using our LiveChat if you get stuck at all.