Second Life & Virtual Worlds  for Academic Healthcare & Education Patricia F. Anderson  (a.k.a. Perplexity Peccable) [emai...
Background Basics <ul><li>What is SL (Second Life)? </li></ul><ul><li>UM in SL </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do in SL tha...
What is SL? <ul><li>Is it a game? Y/N </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>MUVE (multi-user virtual environme...
UM in SL <ul><li>Wolverine Island </li></ul><ul><li>More info: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
Real Life Functions  in SL <ul><li>Distance learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronous - class meetings, collaborations </...
Real Life Functions in SL <ul><li>Communi-cation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant messaging (IM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>V...
Real Life Functions in SL <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global & international connections </li></ul></ul><u...
More Real Life in SL <ul><ul><li>Meeting people you wouldn’t in RL </li></ul></ul>
More Real Life in SL <ul><ul><li>Meeting people you wouldn’t in RL </li></ul></ul>
What’s Different? <ul><li>Immersion / immersive </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Costs ($$) </li></ul><ul><l...
What’s Different? <ul><li>… and of course, the people </li></ul>
“ Not (quite) in RL”  Examples <ul><li>Modeling </li></ul>
“ Not (quite) in RL”  Examples <ul><li>Roleplay </li></ul><ul><li>Simulated Patients </li></ul>
Trends in Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Open source, open access, open content </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with web content </l...
Introducing SL via Outworld Resources <ul><li>Virtual patients </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual patient communities </li></ul><ul...
Outworld Resources - Virtual Patients <ul><li>Videos of virtual patients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gentle Heron: http://tw.you...
Virtual patient communities: Sophia’s Garden <ul><li>http://www.sophiasgarden.org/ </li></ul>
Virtual patient communities: SLHealthy <ul><li>http://slhealthy.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul>
Inworld Opportunities <ul><li>Patient Communities  </li></ul><ul><li>Patient Resources / Outreach / Education </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Patient Communities  </li></ul><ul><li>Heron Sanctuary / Virtual Abilities, Inc (VAI) </li></ul><ul><li>Wheelies @...
<ul><li>Consumer Health Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HealthInfo Island </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Providing Clinical Care via SL <ul><li>Behavioral Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affective disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>Medical Communities & Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Myer Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Second Health Hospital...
<ul><li>Life Science Education </li></ul><ul><li>Genome (Second Nature) </li></ul><ul><li>Testis Model </li></ul><ul><li>J...
<ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Hallucinations </li></ul>
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A presentation introducing the healthcare context and potential of Second Life, by Patricia F. Anderson (Perplexity Peccable) to the University of Michigan School of Pharmacy on April 11, 2008.

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  1. 1. Second Life & Virtual Worlds for Academic Healthcare & Education Patricia F. Anderson (a.k.a. Perplexity Peccable) [email_address] April 11, 2008 ©2008 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Background Basics <ul><li>What is SL (Second Life)? </li></ul><ul><li>UM in SL </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do in SL that you can do in RL (real life) and how is it different? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do in SL that you can't do in RL? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is SL? <ul><li>Is it a game? Y/N </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>MUVE (multi-user virtual environment) </li></ul><ul><li>Why Work & Teach in Second Life: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/umhealthscienceslibraries/why-work-teach-with-second-life </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. UM in SL <ul><li>Wolverine Island </li></ul><ul><li>More info: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://slum.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/slum/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com/groups/slum/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Real Life Functions in SL <ul><li>Distance learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronous - class meetings, collaborations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asynchronous - exploration of content, assignments, projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teleconferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Real Life Functions in SL <ul><li>Communi-cation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant messaging (IM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Real Life Functions in SL <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global & international connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serendipitous connections </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. More Real Life in SL <ul><ul><li>Meeting people you wouldn’t in RL </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. More Real Life in SL <ul><ul><li>Meeting people you wouldn’t in RL </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What’s Different? <ul><li>Immersion / immersive </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Costs ($$) </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul>
  11. 11. What’s Different? <ul><li>… and of course, the people </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ Not (quite) in RL” Examples <ul><li>Modeling </li></ul>
  13. 13. “ Not (quite) in RL” Examples <ul><li>Roleplay </li></ul><ul><li>Simulated Patients </li></ul>
  14. 14. Trends in Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Open source, open access, open content </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with web content </li></ul><ul><li>Mediagrid: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Croquet, Second Life, Wonderland, World of Warcraft </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And more (OpenGrid, OpenSim, OpenLife … ) </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative clients/browsers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3d </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import / Export capability </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Introducing SL via Outworld Resources <ul><li>Virtual patients </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual patient communities </li></ul><ul><li>Life science education </li></ul><ul><li>(YouTube, Flickr) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Outworld Resources - Virtual Patients <ul><li>Videos of virtual patients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gentle Heron: http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=UV52WRXm1Cg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BBC: Autism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmTXGQ2BhUA </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Virtual patient communities: Sophia’s Garden <ul><li>http://www.sophiasgarden.org/ </li></ul>
  18. 18. Virtual patient communities: SLHealthy <ul><li>http://slhealthy.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul>
  19. 19. Inworld Opportunities <ul><li>Patient Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Patient Resources / Outreach / Education </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Communities & Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Life Science Education </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Patient Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Heron Sanctuary / Virtual Abilities, Inc (VAI) </li></ul><ul><li>Wheelies @ Second Ability </li></ul><ul><li>GIMPgirl </li></ul><ul><li>Autism Liberation Federation </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Consumer Health Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HealthInfo Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wellness Island </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UTD Accessibility Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual Health Public Education and Outreach </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Providing Clinical Care via SL <ul><li>Behavioral Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affective disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anxiety disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Autism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traumatic Brain Injury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuromuscular conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support Groups </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Medical Communities & Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Myer Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Second Health Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Medical Association </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Life Science Education </li></ul><ul><li>Genome (Second Nature) </li></ul><ul><li>Testis Model </li></ul><ul><li>JS Vavoom / NESIM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjLDe-ca-sw </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Hallucinations </li></ul>

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