• Current Challenges Supporting School-Aged Children with Vision Problems: A Rapid Review 

      Ali, Qasim; Heldal, Ilona; Helgesen, Carsten Gunnar; Krumina, Gunta; Costescu, Cristina; Kovari, Attila; Katona, Jozsef; Thill, Serge (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Many children have undetected vision problems or insufficient visual information processing that may be a factor in lower academic outcomes. The aim of this paper is to contribute to a better understanding of the importance ...
    • Digital Game-Based Support for Learning the Phlebotomy Procedure in the Biomedical Laboratory Scientist Education 

      Frøland, Tord Hettervik; Heldal, Ilona; Braseth, Turid Aarhus; Nygård, Irene; Sjøholt, Gry; Ersvær, Elisabeth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      Practice-based training in education is important, expensive, and resource-demanding. Digital games can provide complementary training opportunities for practicing procedural skills and increase the value of the limited ...
    • Experiencing Immersive VR Simulation for Firefighter Skills Training 

      Wijkmark, Cecilia Hammar; Heldal, Ilona; Log, Maria-Monika Metallinou (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Virtual Reality (VR) technology for training has gained interest in many domains, including firefighter education. However, there is hesitation to accept immersive VR technology, especially for skills training. This study ...
    • Games on mobiles via web or virtual reality technologies: How to support learning for biomedical laboratory science education 

      Frøland, Tord Hettervik; Heldal, Ilona; Sjøholt, Gry; Ersvær, Elisabeth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Simulations, serious games, and virtual reality (SSG) applications represent promising support for achieving practical proficiency, but it is difficult to know how to introduce them into a new environment. This paper aims ...
    • Knowledge management from senior users of online health information point of view 

      Sudmann, Tobba Therkildsen; Fredriksen, Eva Haukeland; Børsheim, Ingebjørg Træland; Heldal, Ilona (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      In today’s society, all citizens who need digital information to manage their everyday life must be able to access it and trust it. They should have enough knowledge to use information and communication technologies (ICTs) ...
    • Remote Virtual Simulation for Incident Commanders — Cognitive Aspects 

      Wijkmark, Cecilia Hammar; Log, Maria-Monika Metallinou; Heldal, Ilona (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, on-site Incident Commander (IC) practical training and examinations in Sweden were canceled as of March 2020. The graduation of one IC class was, however, conducted through Remote Virtual ...
    • Seniors in eHealth: Challenges for knowledge acquisition during information retrieval 

      Heldal, Ilona; Fredriksen, Eva Haukeland; Børsheim, Ingebjørg Træland; Sudmann, Tobba Therkildsen (Lecture, 2020)
      With more information on the Internet, all citizens who need digital information to manage their everyday life must be able to access it and trust it. They should have enough knowledge to use information and communication ...
    • Supporting School Aged Children to Train Their Vision by Using Serious Games 

      Heldal, Ilona; Helgesen, Carsten Gunnar; Ali, Qasim; Patel, Daniel; Geitung, Atle Birger; Pettersen, Håvard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Several children struggle with vision difficulties caused by problematic coordination between their left and right eye muscles, i.e., oculomotor dysfunction (OMD). Many OMDs can be improved by training the eyes via physical ...
    • The Digital HealthLab: Supporting Interdisciplinary Projects in Engineering and in Health Education 

      Heldal, Ilona; Helgesen, Carsten Gunnar (Journal article, 2018)
      The importance of promoting interdisciplinary educations is recognized, however, initiating collaborative interdisciplinary educational projectsis challenging. In this paper,we will present the Digital HealthLab(DHLab),an ...
    • Virtual and Live Simulation-Based Training for Incident Commanders 

      Wijkmark, Cecilia Hammar; Heldal, Ilona (Chapter, 2020)
      Computer and virtual simulation-based training (CST) offer several benefits for emergency response and management preparedness. However, organizations responsible for training are often hesitant to use CST, based on cost ...