Share Paper: Pandem-Sim: Results of a High School Epidemiology Live Simulation Pilot Test

  1. Debra C. Tyrrell, Wheeling Jesuit University, United States
  2. Charles Wood, Wheeling Jesuit University, United States
  3. Manetta Calinger, Wheeling Jesuit University, United States
Wednesday, March 28 11:30 AM-12:00 PM Edison E

Abstract: Pandem-Sim is an NIH-funded, immersive learning experience that engages students in a live simulation to analyze medical reports from around the world. High school life science students quickly diagnose and treat an array of infectious diseases, study the data trends, and issue recommendations for prevention and control through public health alerts. Teachers present pre-mission material prior to the simulations and share a tutorial video that describes the browser-based interfaces. Teams of students connect and interact with a Chief Epidemiologist, an educator at an eastern Challenger Learning Center (CLC), via videoconferencing or webcam to investigate infectious disease pandemics, epidemics, and outbreaks. ...