In this stage of the project a modified Delphi technique was used to achieve consensus regarding quality indicators for the use of simulation and information communication technology (ICT). The quality indicator statements outlined in the attached resource were developed with reference to the literature and by using a modified online three round Delphi study to elicit the views of simulation experts from Australia, North America, Norway and Hong Kong. The quality indictors provide a coherent, evidenced based overview of the key elements of effective simulation design and implementation. This resource will be useful to academics, simulation educators and those planning to invest in simulated learning environments. Structured under the headings of pedagogical principles, fidelity, student preparation and orientation, staff preparation and training, and debriefing, the resource provides quality indicator statements with supporting rationales, as well as guidelines for further reading.
Authors: Arthur, Levett-Jones, Kable, 2010.