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Implementing the Labs with our "Prepare - Embody - Reflect - Assess" Process

These steps will guide you through beginning to implement the labs in your training or teaching.

PREPARE

  1. Decide which lab(s) you’d like to use by reviewing our Immersive Experiences Library at embodiedlabs.com. 
  2. Look for Support Guides on how to best use your lab of choice.
    • The Facilitation Guides and Experiences Overview both include some discussion questions meant to help you get started facilitating with the labs.
      • You're welcome to personalize and change these questions as much or as little as you want to suit your learners’ needs, and as you become more familiar and comfortable with the labs. 

3. Assessments 
    • Our labs each come with standard assessments. If you may want to use them, please ask your Customer Success Rep for a copy to review.
    • Once you’ve had a chance to review the standard assessments, let your Customer Success Rep know if you’d like to: 
      • use the standard assessments
      • make some changes
      • not use assessments for the moment (you can always add them later)
      • Based on your response, your Customer Success Rep will set up assessments in your account.
4. Consider how you’d like to set up for the training sessions you have in mind. There are flexible options for 1-1, small groups, and team learning across multiple sites, asynchronous or instructor-led, in-person or remote. 
  • This Setup Modes Overview includes in one page:
    • setup options
    • step by step how to set up each option
    • why the various options may make sense for your next training session

EMBODY

  • Help learners know what to expect when they put on the VR headset or start their online web immersive experience. Here are some things you may want to say to learners to help prepare them for the experience they’re about to have (especially those who haven't been in a VR headset before).
      • We’ll be embodying someone, which is something like being inside their head, looking out from behind their eyes. 
      • Remember that when you’re in the VR headset, you can turn all the way around in 360 degrees to see what's happening around you. If you're online, you can click and drag with your mouse to turn the video all the way around you.
      • In VR, use your actual hands to interact with objects around you or to reach out and make choices when choices are offered about what to do or say next. When in the online labs, use your mouse to do this. 
      • Notice what you see and hear as the person you’re embodying.  You may hear their inner thoughts, in some cases. And your sight and hearing may be affected by the condition that person is living with. This is an intentional part of the experience – it is not a problem with your video or computer.
      • You may feel emotional during this experience. If it's too much, feel free to take off the VR headset for a moment or stop sharing your computer video camera for a moment. 
      • In VR in Beatriz Lab, when words appear on the screen, read those words out loud. You’ll hear them repeated in Beatriz’s voice. And that’s because what someone living with Alzheimer’s means to say isn’t always what the people around them hear. 

REFLECT

  1. Use the Support Guide questions to facilitate conversations with and between the learners. Link their experiences back to the people they meet or will meet in their professional and personal lives, and the situations they are likely to encounter.
      • Most Instructors pause after each module, or part of a lab, to discuss and reflect.  You are welcome to do the same or wait until you have completed all the modules you have planned.
  2. Consider assigning the learners a short reflection assignment to have them review and think through what they experienced. 
  3. Consider assigning other labs or other modules to follow up on or consolidate what the learners just completed. 
      • Remember that you can have learners do follow up experiences on their own time if needed, by using Embodied Labs Online. 

ASSESS

  1. If you decide to use assessments, make sure you set up pre and post assessment questions that will allow you to understand how your learners have changed or how the care they give has changed as a result of their Embodied Labs experiences.
  2. Plan to access and review your assessment results on a regular basis.