Using a virtual learning environment (Second Life) to deliver simulation education


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Using a virtual learning environment (Second Life) to deliver simulation education

  1. 1. Dr. Jacqueline McCallum, Val Ness, Theresa Price, Andy Whiteford School of Nursing, Midwifery & Community Health July 2009 Using a virtual learning environment (Second Life) to deliver simulation education
  2. 2. The Results The team and avatars
  3. 3. <ul><li>Need to teach decision-making skills in nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical simulation laboratory stretched to capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Glasgow Caledonian University bought an island on Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated support team for Second Life </li></ul>Background
  4. 4. <ul><li>Research Questions </li></ul><ul><li>1.To progress students beyond using Second Life for social networking and explore their experience of this learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>2. To explore the use of Second Life to develop Non-Technical skills in nursing such as decision-making. </li></ul>The Study
  5. 5. Caledonian University Saltire Centre created on Second Life university island
  6. 6. Inside the Saltire centre
  7. 7. <ul><li>The real CSL - add photo from my desktop at work </li></ul>The real clinical simulation laboratory
  8. 8. The virtual clinical simulation laboratory on Second Life
  9. 9. <ul><li>Action Research </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical approval gained from School ethics committee </li></ul><ul><li>Access granted from the Dean, programme leader and module leader </li></ul><ul><li>350 students invited to participate </li></ul><ul><li>12 Replied and were given information sheet </li></ul><ul><li>6 consented to the study and attended training </li></ul><ul><li>5 completed the study (1 withdrew) </li></ul>Methodology & Method
  10. 10. <ul><li>Qualitative Data analysis exploring decisions made </li></ul><ul><li>Written communication transcripts form the simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative one-to-one interviews after the simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Transcribed by one researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Analysed using Dieklemann finding themes </li></ul>Methodology & Method
  11. 11. <ul><li>Six patients </li></ul><ul><li>report given using SBAR </li></ul><ul><li>One hour working in the Second Life CSL </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted by a nurse avatar (researcher) </li></ul><ul><li>Patients controlled by 2 nurse lecturers remotely </li></ul>The Simulation
  12. 12. The patients <ul><li>May </li></ul><ul><li>Colin </li></ul><ul><li>Willie </li></ul><ul><li>Laura </li></ul><ul><li>Anne </li></ul><ul><li>Precilla </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Simulation
  14. 14. <ul><li>Most proactive with Anne </li></ul><ul><li>Possible due to feeling competent at wound care </li></ul><ul><li>Least proactive with Colin, who has just returned from theatre </li></ul>The Results - text May Laura William Colin Precilla Anne Proactive 1 2 2 0 1 3 Reactive 4 3 3 5 4 2 Delegated 4 5 5 5 5 5
  15. 15. The Results - interview <ul><li>Theme 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Theme 2 </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>More reactive than proactive with decisions – links to them stating they do not get experience on clinical placement </li></ul><ul><li>No analytical decision-making, didn’t use any charts, e.g. EWS, pre-op checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Delegated a great deal – had some experience of this on clinical placement </li></ul><ul><li>Recognised the sick patient, but no assessment conducted </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation on Second Life made them realise that they were doing decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>Ignored May most of the time – not seen as a priority patient </li></ul>The Discussion
  17. 17. <ul><li>get a good photo from second life for here. </li></ul>Questions