Virtual Worlds for Education & Training of Health Professionals John Miller, nursing faculty ,  Tacoma Community College G...
Nursing course structure for this project <ul><ul><li>50% online theory course in an RN ADN program </li></ul></ul>
School issues to be concerned about <ul><ul><li>Accounts, orientation, computer and classroom requirements </li></ul></ul>
Educational Experience in SL <ul><ul><li>graduate courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Grants
Bringing students into SL quickly <ul><ul><li>face to face class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>helpers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Student outcomes in SL <ul><ul><li>interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>awarene...
Theory content in SL <ul><ul><li>3D objects: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>interact, move, and build </li></ul>
Support groups in Second Life <ul><ul><li>hundreds of active groups </li></ul></ul>
Simulations in SL <ul><ul><li>Team building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical thinking, decision making </li></ul></ul>
Results of teaching <ul><ul><li>Test question performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computerize mannequins simulation per...
Future Development? <ul><li>  </li></ul>
Questions? <ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Miller:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>avatar:  JS Va...
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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 Games for Health Conference Annual Conference 2008, Baltimore, MD, USA

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  • Virtual Worlds for Education & Training of Health Professionals

    1. 1. Virtual Worlds for Education & Training of Health Professionals John Miller, nursing faculty , Tacoma Community College Games for Health Annual Conference 2008 Pre-Conference Workshop Schedule (Virtual Worlds & Health) May 7, 2008, Baltimore, MD, USA  link:   http://www.slideshare.net/jsvavoom/games-for-health-conf-baltimore/
    2. 2. Nursing course structure for this project <ul><ul><li>50% online theory course in an RN ADN program </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. School issues to be concerned about <ul><ul><li>Accounts, orientation, computer and classroom requirements </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Educational Experience in SL <ul><ul><li>graduate courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other educators and groups </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Grants
    6. 6. Bringing students into SL quickly <ul><ul><li>face to face class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>helpers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>face to face </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NMC account link:  http://sl.nmc.org/join/ </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Student outcomes in SL <ul><ul><li>interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>chronic health problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>apply knowledge </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Theory content in SL <ul><ul><li>3D objects: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>interact, move, and build </li></ul>
    9. 9. Support groups in Second Life <ul><ul><li>hundreds of active groups </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Simulations in SL <ul><ul><li>Team building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical thinking, decision making </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Results of teaching <ul><ul><li>Test question performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computerize mannequins simulation performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>? Measurement of clinical performance </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Future Development? <ul><li>  </li></ul>
    13. 13. Questions? <ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Miller:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>avatar:  JS Vavoom; jmiller@tacomacc.edu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>blog:  http://www.tacomacc.edu/home/jmiller/index.htm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skype and Del.icio.us:  jsvavoom; 253.820.7115 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video link:  YouTube, account &quot;jsmillerRN&quot;; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD4dRTR1nVI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide Share:  Slide Share, account &quot;jsvavoom&quot; </li></ul></ul>
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