Members of the King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle gathered at King Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to witness firsthand the impact of their generosity.
Thanks to a $10,000 gift from the Giving Circle last year, the School of Nursing, led by Tania Killian, Experiential Learning Facilitator, purchased virtual reality headsets and cameras to help faculty deliver education in a different way. The new equipment allows skills techniques and demonstrations to be recorded enhancing experiential learning for students.
"Now students can watch skills videos from home or listen to them on their phones, instead of watching a one-time demonstration in class," Tania said. " By providing students the ability to watch videos at any given time, it has alleviated the amount of stress a student has before performing the procedure for the first time."
The equipment not only assists students in the nursing labs, but can be used by other programs as well leading to many cross-disciplinary collaborations at King Campus. For example, Seneca's Veterinary Technician and Nursing programs are working together to film surgeries so students from both programs can observe surgical procedures and techniques that they may not be able to experience firsthand.
Each year, representatives from various academic areas at King Campus present projects to be considered for support. This year's ideas will be pitched at the annual voting meeting taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
If you are interested in learning more about the Giving Circle, email Joy Gooding.