A Robotic Internship: One Program's Experience with Virtual Learning Opportunities

Includes a Live Event on 02/26/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)

This webinar will explore our experience with adapting the internship experience to a virtual setting. During COVID-19, Katie's internship was paused and we decided to find ways to continue the learning experience virtually. Through the use of our telepresence robots, Katie was able to have actual clinical experience. We will discuss our journey and the challenges, successes, and lessons learned through our experience with the intention of demonstrating how technology can be used to provide high quality learning experiences for students at all levels.

Participants will be able to understand how technology and telepresence robots can be used to provide clinical experiences to students.

Participants will be able to hear from both the internship supervisor and student points of view to better understand how this type of experience is both similar and different from in person learning. 

Participants will be able to engage in a question and answer session to better understand how they can practically implement some of the activities and learning experiences into their programs.

Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility

Debbie Spencer


Debbie Spencer has a bachelor's degree in Family Studies with a Child Life Concentration from Samford University. She has been a CCLS for 12 years and works at AdventHealth for Children as the Child Life Clinical Coordinator. She works in the CVICU and coordinates the internship program.

Katie Owen


Katie Owen recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's degree in child development. She also completed her internship at AdventHealth for Children this past Spring 2020 session.


02/26/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
02/26/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
0 Question  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/0 points to pass
0 Question  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/0 points to pass
1.50 PDUs credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 PDUs credits  |  Certificate available