Pathways Training & eLearning develops Canada's first virtual reality learning tool with St. John Ambulance

By Mohammed Mestar

Canadian agency Pathways Training & eLearning has worked together with St. John Ambulance (SJA) to develop the country’s first 360-degree virtual reality eLearning module.

VR technology is used to simulate a mass casualty event for the ‘real world’ training of Medical First Responders, with clickable learning hotspots within the video. 

Users with Google’s Cardboard Goggles can download the module onto their smartphones, achieving the objective of easy access for professionals from any location.

"We were looking for a way to remove some of the psychological barriers around first aid by creating a simulation that was as real as possible," said Stevan Anas, Interaction Designer and Provincial Training Officer from SJA. 

"We also needed that solution to be cost effective, repeatable, consistent, and easy to distribute over a large geographical area."

Pathways Managing Partner Kurt Tiltack added: "I'm rarely awestruck, but what our team has created is simply amazing, and we see so many applications for this technology across every industry and job function.”

SJA have rolled out the module on their Learning Management System, giving volunteers full access to the technology.

Pathways is a Canadian-owned and operated agency that has offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

See also:


Featured Articles

Sustainability, ESG, net zero in focus at must-attend event

Sustainability takes centre stage at two-day hybrid conference featuring thought leaders covering circular economy, scope 3, ESG, B Corp, net zero, DE&I

Must-attend sustainability events for executives in 2022/23

Discuss and debate the most pressing issues around sustainability at these nine executive events – from London to Abu Dhabi, San Diego to Singapore

Meet the CEO on a mission to nurture women leaders in Africa

The argument for women leaders in Africa is compelling, yet numbers are small. But one female leader is on a mission to change that – Awamary Lowe-Khan

BCG's Daniel Weise on supply chain and procurement strategy

Leadership & Strategy

Flexible work perks heat up as the war on talent rages

Human Capital

Meet the COO: Former Israel Defense Force cyber lead Parnes

Technology & AI