The Use of Second Life for the Education of Health Care Professionals


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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
  • The Use of Second Life for the Education of Health Care Professionals

    1. 1. The Use of Second Life for the Education of Health Care Professionals Sarah Stewart (Petal Stransky) 2010 [email_address]
    2. 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. 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>
    4. 5. Petal Stransky Sarah Stewart
    5. 6. University of Michigan's Health Sciences Libraries: Second Life and Public Health
    6. 7. What does Second Life offer health care professionals & educators?
    7. 8. Authentic & immersive learning experiences
    8. 9. Safe place to explore clinical scenarios
    9. 10. Imaginative mode of presenting content & information
    10. 11. Access to international community of medical & health educators & researchers
    11. 12. Access to communities of health care consumers Cape Able Island, haven for deaf, hard of hearing & people with disabilities:
    12. 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>
    13. 19. Te Wāhi Whānau: The Birth Place
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    17. 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?
    18. 39. <ul><li>Presentation available: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    19. 40. Sarah Stewart [email_address] Twitter: SarahStewart Skype: sarah.m.stewart