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    • Joan Cowdery, PhD
    • What is http://www.secondlife.com
    • http://www.secondlife.comOnline virtual world (Developed in 2003)Inhabited by approx 15 million residents from around the world.Web 2.0 social networking technology Simultaneously shared space Fosters real time social interaction Gives users a sense of presence Self representation through the creation and use of 3‐D Avatars
    • Avatars
    • Pnut Flores
    • Orientation Island
    • EMU Stage and Signs
    • Intervention Space
    • The Health Educator: Ms. Howlett
    • Focus Group Interviews
    • Health in Second Life Health Info IslandNLM CDC
    • Second Life LocationsHealthinfo Island Path of Supporthttp://slurl.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/111/92/22 Teaching 6 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Teaching%206/148/146/23The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://slurl.com/secondlife/Teaching%206/148/146/23Medical Library http://slurl.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/172/209/26