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”
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
1. The Use of Second Life for the Education of Health Care Professionals Sarah Stewart (Petal Stransky) 2010 [email_address]
2. Sarah Stewart <ul><li>*Midwife, educational developer and consultant, facilitator and blogger </li></ul><ul><li>*Virtual International Day of the Midwife </li></ul><ul><li>*eMentoring in aged care, Queensland– work integrated learning </li></ul><ul><li>*“Facilitating Online” </li></ul><ul><li>*Social media adviser, </li></ul><ul><li>Australia, Pakistan & </li></ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul>
3. <ul><li>What do you want to know? </li></ul><ul><li>What Second Life is </li></ul><ul><li>How it be used for teaching/learning health care practice </li></ul><ul><li>Examples – virtual birth unit </li></ul>
5. Petal Stransky Sarah Stewart
6. University of Michigan's Health Sciences Libraries: Second Life and Public Health http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wDl5suE2Uo&feature=player_embedded
7. What does Second Life offer health care professionals & educators?
8. Authentic & immersive learning experiences
9. Safe place to explore clinical scenarios
10. Imaginative mode of presenting content & information
11. Access to international community of medical & health educators & researchers
12. 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
18. <ul><li>Virtual birth unit developed by Second Life Education New Zealand project funded by NZ government, led by Dr Clare Atkins and Terry Neal </li></ul>
38. <ul><li>*What you want to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>*What resources are already available? </li></ul><ul><li>*Who can you collaborate with? </li></ul><ul><li>*How can you share what you develop? </li></ul><ul><li>*What about students who do not have access to Internet & computers? </li></ul>Questions to ask?