The University of Newcastle, Australia

Simulation in teaching opportunity

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Under the NeW Education Framework, the University is funding the development/translation and implementation of suitable teaching content into one or a combination of digital simulation technologies: virtual reality, augmented reality or 360 video.

Woman wearing Virtual Reality goggles

Expressions of interest (EOI) are now open and content is sought from all faculties and schools.

The funded content and simulation tools will be developed as part of a bigger evaluation project termed digital Simulation Technology Evaluation Pilot 1 (STEP1) which is assessing the costs, implementation and resource strategies as well as teaching outcomes.

As part of the broader project, successful applicants will receive expert assistance and advice throughout the development and implementation, as well as organisational and management support by a fully funded STEP1 Research Co-ordinator.


If you are interested please read the STEP1 Briefing Document and Guidelines, complete the STEP1 Application Form, and send it to by 1 March 2019.

Only a limited number of projects can be supported and all applications will be evaluated against the following key priority areas:

  • addressing flexible off site and/or remote delivery of content
  • the primary focus in enabling training for high risk or high complexity procedural activity
  • the focus in making efficiencies and improving effectiveness associated with current delivery of the same content
  • facilitating cross-degree scalable training/activity
  • providing consistent and standardised student assessment/ evaluation


Current teaching staff, with support from their Course Co-ordinator and Head of School, from ALL faculties and schools. Teaching content MUST lie within a course currently being taught at the University of Newcastle.


For further information or questions regarding the general STEP1 project or the application process please contact

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