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Presentation I gave to the Faculty of Health, Canberra University June 2010.

Presentation I gave to the Faculty of Health, Canberra University June 2010.



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  • A 3D, real-time, fully interactive, online digital world Multi User Virtual Environment (MUVE) Not a game Open source Imagined, created & owned by its residents An extremely rich virtual environment “ MUVE is currently used as the term to describe a persistent 3D graphical environment accessed over the internet which allows a large number of concurrent users, represented by their avatars to interact synchronously”
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  • Lighting and privacy and thermal environment
  • Description Immersive role play 5 scenes from early labour (phone call) to first hour after birth of baby 1 midwife & 1 woman Script for woman Antenatal/labour notes for midwife Woman gives midwife feedback – based on NZCOM standards review process Midwife writes up notes – deposits them in filing cabinet & lecturer gives feedback Midwife carries out self-assessment

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  • The Use of Second Life for the Education of Health Care Professionals Sarah Stewart (Petal Stransky) 2010 [email_address]
  • Sarah Stewart
    • *Midwife, educational developer and consultant, facilitator and blogger
    • *Virtual International Day of the Midwife
    • *eMentoring in aged care, Queensland– work integrated learning
    • *“Facilitating Online”
    • *Social media adviser,
    • Australia, Pakistan &
    • Europe
    • What do you want to know?
    • What Second Life is
    • How it be used for teaching/learning health care practice
    • Examples – virtual birth unit
  • Petal Stransky Sarah Stewart
  • University of Michigan's Health Sciences Libraries: Second Life and Public Health http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wDl5suE2Uo&feature=player_embedded
  • What does Second Life offer health care professionals & educators?
  • Authentic & immersive learning experiences
  • Safe place to explore clinical scenarios
  • Imaginative mode of presenting content & information
  • Access to international community of medical & health educators & researchers
  • Access to communities of health care consumers Cape Able Island, haven for deaf, hard of hearing & people with disabilities: http://virtualability.org/our_projects.aspx
    • Virtual birth unit developed by Second Life Education New Zealand project funded by NZ government, led by Dr Clare Atkins and Terry Neal
  • Te Wāhi Whānau: The Birth Place
  • http://tinyurl.com/korvu7
  • http://wikieducator.org/The_virtual_birthing_unit_project
  • http:// www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid =60560546147
    • *What you want to achieve?
    • *What resources are already available?
    • *Who can you collaborate with?
    • *How can you share what you develop?
    • *What about students who do not have access to Internet & computers?
    Questions to ask?
    • Presentation available:
    • http://www.slideshare.net/sarahs
  • Sarah Stewart [email_address] http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com Twitter: SarahStewart Skype: sarah.m.stewart