Sigve preso june_28_2010_w-notes


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  1. 1. Project Based Learning for Exhibits on Health and Wellness Occupational Therapy Graduate Students in Second Life ISTE 2010 SIG-VE Playground Presentation Zsuzsa Tomsen (RL: Susan Toth-Cohen, PhD, OTR/L) Bodi MacIntyre, OTS (RL: Alyssa Sariano) Jefferson School of Health Professions Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  2. 2. Introduction and Tour: Garden of Healthy Aging We started at the Garden of Healthy Aging, where I explained the purpose of the Healthy Aging project and the research and education model we follow. Several ISTE members visited the site while we presented to an audience in Denver. Visitors also looked at the Reducing Stress station as a sample of the exhibits at the Garden of Healthy Aging.
  3. 3. What is the purpose? <ul><li>Provide education and immersive experience for residents of Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training to occupational therapy students on health communications and interactive design principles for use in virtual environments </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the utility of using virtual worlds for interactive health communication on healthy aging, for possible use as a preventive health program for adults >50 (Garden of Healthy Aging Exhibit) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project Based Learning <ul><li>Emphasizes: </li></ul><ul><li>teams of three or more students working on an in-depth project 3-8 weeks; </li></ul><ul><li>a complex entry question to establish the need to know about the project </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce activities and new information that helps students delve more deeply into the project </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent feedback about multiple aspects of the project (content, communication, teamwork, etc) From: Pearlman, 2006, http:// /new-skills-new-century </li></ul>
  5. 5. Occupational Therapy Project Structure Paid Graduate Assistants Infrastructure Support Department pays for land lease of Main OT Center in Eduisland 2 Intramural research grant for Healthy Aging project (Fatima’s Cherished) Recruitment of Graduate students for final MS projects Faculty Research drives project Work with researcher to develop initial concept Brainstorm with team to refine project ( or subproject) Review by Content refine Expert Revise based on feedback Conduct Research Get feedback from Research Participants Revise, develop new ideas
  6. 6. Project Team Members: What do they do? What do they learn? <ul><li>MS Students Completing Final Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Develop ideas for educating consumers on health and wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Research information to be used in educational exhibit </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in a team process </li></ul><ul><li>Develop surveys for research participants </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct or participate in interview with research participants </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize peer and expert review process </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to use consumer-friendly language </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Student Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Develop ideas for educating consumers on health and wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Research information to be used in educational exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in a team process </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize peer review process </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to use consumer-friendly language </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate “learning in school” with application to another setting. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Adapted Home and Accessible Playground <ul><li>We then teleported to Eduisland 2, so visitors could tour the Adaptation Home . </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, we met up with graduate assistant Bodi MacIntyre who discussed the Accessible Playground and the team learning process. </li></ul>