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Health Education in a Virtual World


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Health Education in a Virtual World

  1. 1. Joan Cowdery, PhD
  2. 2. What is
  3. 3. http://www.secondlife.comOnline virtual world (Developed in 2003)Inhabited by approx 15 million residents from around the world.Web 2.0 social networking technology Simultaneously shared space Fosters real time social interaction Gives users a sense of presence Self representation through the creation and use of 3‐D Avatars
  4. 4. Avatars
  5. 5. Pnut Flores
  6. 6. Orientation Island
  7. 7. EMU Stage and Signs
  8. 8. Intervention Space
  9. 9. The Health Educator: Ms. Howlett
  10. 10. Focus Group Interviews
  11. 11. Health in Second Life Health Info IslandNLM CDC
  12. 12. Second Life LocationsHealthinfo Island Path of Support Teaching 6 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Library