The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated the need for innovative approaches to student placements so that when adverse events occur, placements are not cancelled, but easily reconfigured so students can complete their degrees and graduate with work-ready skills sets.

This not only includes preparing students for more diverse experiences, including the need to respond to sudden changes, but also the development of supports and resources for supervisors so that placements can continue.

Many aspects of virtual supervision are no different from a face-to-face placement. Virtual supervision of traditional placement models can look quite different, depending on where the supervisor, student and client are located.  Some of these models are illustrated below:


Examples of virtual placement models

Virtual placements can include other placement models, including project based and role emerging placements, as well as collaborative placement models, as illustrated below:


Collaborative placement model - virtual supervision




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