Nursing Education in 3D-Leveraging Virtual Worlds and Immersive Learning, Games for Health 2009, Boston 6-09

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Demonstrates using 3D virtual worlds to teach nursing students using interactive activities with robot patients, support group interactions, games, and building 3D objects to demonstrate learning.

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Nursing Education in 3D-Leveraging Virtual Worlds and Immersive Learning, Games for Health 2009, Boston 6-09

  1. 1. Nursing Education in 3D-Leveraging Virtual Worlds and Immersive Learning Simulations Games4Health, Virtual Worlds Boston, June 10, 2009 John Miller RN, MN Cathy Walker
  2. 2. Flight Simulator John's Games X http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulat orx Second Life, Avilion (medieval role play) SecondLife.com Avert Fate (mech bot shooter) http://unity3d.com/gallery /live-demos/avert-fate
  3. 3. Cathy's Games Tesco.com PBS Arthur Supermarket HealthEatingIsInStore.ca
  4. 4. World Interaction – Second Life Evergreen Island – Live virtual world interaction with people in the US as well as worldwide. – 70,000 simultaneous users – 1.4 million accounts logins last 60 days – Music, the arts, science, literature, corporate, non-profit, higher education Live demonstration in 3D virtual world
  5. 5. Medical support groups – Many medical support groups in Second Life (VirtualAbility.org) – Students and medical professionals can interact and contribute. Live demonstration in 3D virtual world
  6. 6. Patient Simulation – Interactive objects for assessments, medications and other treatments – Single or group – Programmed robot avatar as patient – Training for students and faculty – Recorded interactions – Demonstration mode for faculty – Real time communication Live demonstration in 3D virtual world
  7. 7. Tools created for simulations – Limits within Second Life for building, scripting, and animations, which have to be respected. – MUI, a GUI HUD for avatars to wear. – Instructor presentation MUI for demonstrations, modifications. – Searchable student database with records of performance for instructor.
  8. 8. Contact MUVErs, LLC: http://muvers.org – Presentation slides – Video links – Blog links – Email – Skype, ooVoo – Second Life avatars John Miller, Co-founder of MUVErs and nursing faculty at Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA USA, http://www.tacomacc.edu/home/jmiller/index.htm Cathy Walker, Co-founder of MUVErs, faculty and technology director, St. Vincent de Paul, Rogers, AR USA

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