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Discusses having RN nursing students use Second Life to apply theory, work with support groups, and assess/treat an avatar patient, from a conference at the from a conference at the Best Practices, ...

Discusses having RN nursing students use Second Life to apply theory, work with support groups, and assess/treat an avatar patient, from a conference at the from a conference at the Best Practices, Allied Health, May 7, 2008 in Renton, WA, USA.

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  • Simulation and Teaching in Second Life Sue Ford RN, MN, nursing faculty John Miller RN, MN, nursing faculty Tacoma Community College Best Practices in Allied Health/Health Sciences Renton Technical Community College Wednesday, May 7, 2008
  • Goal of this presentation…
    • Introduce you to the virtual world of Second Life
    • Give rationale for the use of virtual reality in health education
    • Demonstrate the use of virtual reality in the instruction of advanced medical-surgical nursing concepts
    • Visit students in action in real time
  • What is Second Life?
    • A virtual community named Second life was created by Linden Laboratory from the San Francisco Bay area.
    • It has no real purpose other than to provide a cyberspace venue for commerce, communication and camaraderie.
    • I am able to visit this cyber-world as an avatar which is the representation of a person one creates for a computer simulation or internet communication.
    • Second Life gives me –the nurse educator - the opportunity to extend simulation into the virtual world.
  • How John got started
    • Virtual collaboration with a lot of avatars, who were educators, scripters, builders, instructional designers, medical professionals.
    • Grants
    • Boise State U course, Teaching in Second Life, EDTECH 597
    • SLED (SL Educators), other groups in Second Life
  • Let’s go there now!
    • http://slurl.com/secondlife/Centralia%20College/130/122/27
  • Grants
      • Faculty Best Practices Innovation Grant
      • eLearning Committee of the State Board of Technical & Community Colleges
  • Nursing course structure for this project
      • 4th quarter of a six quarter RN, ADN program
      • 50% online theory course
      • Concurrent clinical in hospital for most
      • Computerized lab mannequin simulations
      • MicroSim software
      • Classroom with computers for all students
      • Blackboard with Articulate and other games
  • School issues to be concerned about
      • Accounts: NMC is best for joining - http://sl.nmc.org/join/
      • Orientation of students
      • Computer requirements
        • Processor speed
        • Video cards
      • Classroom/Lab requirements
        • Bandwidth
  • Bringing students into SL quickly
      • Bring to classroom area without having students go through entire orientation.
      • The Shelter provided students with help.
      • Teleport boards, big signs
      • YouTube tutorials on camera use and movement/building.
      • Have students go into SL in a face to face classroom at first
      • NMC account link
      • Linden lab authorize multiple accounts
  • Student outcomes in SL
      • Increase interaction and collaboration with students in the class.
      • Increase collaboration with other health care professionals.
      • Increase awareness of other cultures, nationalities, and languages.
      • Appreciate perspectives of people having acute or chronic health problems.
      • Apply knowledge in the forms of 3D objects, through visualization, interaction, and creation.
      • Make real time decisions about patient problems in their assessment and treatment.
  • Theory content in SL
    • Apply theory concepts by interacting with and creating 3D objects. 
      • Graphics are .jpg uploaded onto a primitive shape. Objects are a combination of simple shapes created in SL and some .jpg graphics from web.
      • Answer questions with URL provided with answers.
      • Move objects and create objects using the knowledge acquired.
  • Support groups in Second Life
      • Cancer Survivors
      • Depression Support Group
      • Diabetes
      • GimpGirl
      • Heron Sanctuary
      • Health Support Coalition
      • Multiple Sclerosis Help and Support
      • Support for Healing
      • Survivors of TBI (traumatic brain injury)
      • Wheelies
    • and many more
  • Next step - clinical simulation
    • For a fraction of the cost of a human patient simulator - students can practice skills in the virtual setting before entering the live clinical setting.
  • Simulations in SL
      • Vesim (Nesim) emergency dept simulator area (Cousins Pau Island)
      • Apply learned concepts with a patient avatar.
      • Promote critical thinking and decision making.
      • Encourage team collaboration.
      • Real time simulations
      • Practice in groups
  • Results of teaching
      • Test question performance
      • Computerize mannequins simulation performance
      • ? Measurement of clinical performance
  • Future Development
      • Clinic for the State of WA
      • Open-source learning objects
      • Training materials for other institutions
      • Interface with 1st Life hospitals
      • Virtual internships
      • Linked classes
      • Taking lessons learned into other disciplines
  • Second Life Instruction for the novice avatar instructor
    • Use what others have created for no $L at all!
    • Student field trips
    • Specific projects
      • Genetics
      • Virtual Hallucinations
    • Guest Speakers
  • Contact Information
      • Sue Ford - 
      • TCC email: sford@tacomacc.edu
      • Second Life avatar: cutey Alderson
      • Clinical Simulation Blog page: http://o87ord.blogspot.com
      • John Miller –
      • TCC email: jmiller@tacomacc.edu
      • Second Life avatar: JS Vavoom
      • Blog page: http://www.tacomacc.edu/home/jmiller/index.htm                          
      • Skype and Del.icio.us:  jsvavoom;
      • Phone: 253.820.7115
  • Links
      • Second Life Accounts
        • http://sl.nmc.org/join/ (preferred) (New Media Consortium)
        • http://secondlife.com
    • Presentation slides
    • Video links
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD4dRTR1nVI