Northwestern social work faculty present research at Las Vegas conference

April 26, 2019

Northwestern faculty members Dr. Kylene Rehder (left) and Jennifer Pribble recently co-presented “Virtual Reality: Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Skills in Social Work Education” at the National Technology and Social Science Conference.

Two Northwestern Oklahoma State University faculty members recently gave a presentation on virtual reality technology within social work education at the National Technology and Social Science Conference in Las Vegas.

Dr. Kylene Rehder, chair of the department of social work, and Jennifer Pribble, director of social work field education, co-presented “Virtual Reality: Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Skills in Social Work Education.”

Rehder and Pribble’s research presentation was connected with a grant project they are working on to integrate virtual reality technology into the training and education of social work students.

This year, Northwestern’s department of social work was awarded a $40,000 grant to construct a virtual reality lab on the Enid campus. Construction of the lab is currently underway, and full implementation is expected in the fall 2019.

For more information about Northwestern’s social work program contact Rehder at (580) 327-8135 or kdrehder@nwosu.edu.

-NW-

CONTACT FOR RELEASE:
Erin Davis, University Relations Specialist
eedavis@nwosu.edu, 580-327-8480



Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

© 2008-2019 Northwestern Oklahoma State
University. All Rights Reserved.

Mission Statement

Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

Proud Member of RUSO