WFOT’s suite of courses & VR

Such a cool experience, I’ve never done anything like that before! Overall, really fun and I love how interactive it was! 

Michelle Dawkin PT, DPT Mount Saint Mary’s 2019 | DPT. UCLA 2014 | B.S. Neuroscience.

What a novel and engaging opportunity – there’s nothing like it where we can interact with case studies and see the contributions of others from around the world.

Clarissa Adriel President OOFRAS, VP United Nations Association Australia

Using Virtual Reality documentary and 3D environments, we step into their shoes – walking with people who are displaced around the world.

As global education continues to shift online, so will virtual learning shift from solo course design to multiple pathway delivery, harnessing emerging technologies.

These modules, micro-learning, 3D films and hubs, centre around real-life events and people, bringing the actuality of their work and the living environments into our world.

From refugees and marginalised communities through to professionals and volunteers, participants learn through multi-perspectives and lived expertise.


Introduction to the WFOT 3D Education Hub: ‘Nakam’s Gallery’

ClientWorld Federation of Occupational Therapists
3 Modules + VRWorking with disasters, displaced persons & climate change
Dates2018 - 2022

Challenge

Globally there are under 3000 occupational therapists working with refugees and disasters with an ever-increasing need for their services as the number of forced displaced persons reaches a new tipping point of over 79 million (2020).

Occupational therapy needs to refine its focus as an agent of change through adoption of socio-political, human-rights and broader health frameworks.

In response to COVID-19, we developed new online ‘blended learning’ to enable participants to experience being immersed and present, both with others and the education material, on any device 24/7.

Experiencing the benefits of immersive VR in learning is inhibited by both hardware and access.

 

Outcomes

These 3 modules with their 3D films and environments, provided participant easy access across all devices.

The combined approaches deliver a dynamic and impactful response to the learning challenge, that is, up-skilling those working and living with disaster events, displaced persons and marginalised communities.   

The modules, micro-learning and 3D education hubs capture the nuance, breadth and complexities of working within a human rights paradigm to ensure successful outcomes in the field.

 Professional resilience and preparedness for being future-ready is strengthened in this growing practice.