Second Life Orientation:What is SL and why should you care? N3632 Clinical Nursing Foundations AP-BSN UT Arlington College of Nursing February 3, 2013 Sarah Jones, UT Arlington Library
Second Life Orientation Who am I? Sarah Jones, Librarian in Digital Library Services at UT Arlington Second Life support for the UTA College of Nursing How did I get here? September 2009 - UT Arlington entered Second Life Dr. Joy Don Baker in the UTA College of Nursing - the first on campus to incorporate Second Life in learning activities UTACON uses SL for online training simulations, conferences, and meetings
What is Second Life? Online, 3D, real-time interactive environment You are represented as an avatar All other avatars you encounter are real people typing at their computers somewhere in the world The environments you visit were created by other real people, just like yourselves It’s not a “video game” Secondlife.com
Why Should You Care? Travel time and cost If you had to travel to this orientation session, would you be attending right now? Global access to speakers, discussion groups, networking with colleagues 3D, real-time, shared experience designed to visually, aurally, and “physically” support the purpose and goals of the activity
Activities? Meetings, discussions, presentations, Birds of a Feather gatherings UT Arlington College of Nursing Genomics Journal Club & Continuing Nursing Education Discussions with targeted groups – Virtual Ability Island community members Training – Health and safety education, virtual rehab environment Patient and caregiver support Department of Veteran Affairs – military amputee support Alzheimer’s caregiver support ShockProof and Dreams – Stroke/TIA, Asperger/autism, pregnancy & infant loss, BrainTalk.org communities
More Activities - Simulations Simulations UT Medical School Emergency Department – hands-on simulation for emergency medical teams Virtual Hallucinations (UC Davis) – demonstration of the experience of hallucinations of patients with schizophrenia – video Univ of Wisconsin-Oshkosh College of Nursing – discussions, office hours, roleplay of crisis situation response
More Activities - Simulations The Testis Tour (Ohio State University) – an “up-close and personal” multi-sensory tour of the male reproductive system – video Virtual Birthing Unit (Second Life Education New Zealand project) – hands-on simulation for midwifery and other birth team students
More Activities – Patient Education HealthInfo Island – created with librarians to offer health and wellness information T2 Virtual PTSD Experience – an immersive, interactive learning experience designed to educate visitors about combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (Dept. of Defense National Center for Telehealth & Technology)
More Activities – Research UT Arlington Smart Hospital – Clinical Simulations in the Physical and Virtual Worlds Collaborating with a researcher at Coventry University in the UK Comparing the simulation experience in the physical Smart Hospital and a re-creation of a Smart Hospital room in Second Life Phase I – pediatric exam simulation Phase II – medication administration simulation (your assignment)
Benefits No travel $$ or time Co-presence: Sense of Self, Sense of Place, Sense of Presence Embodiment - as you adjust to seeing yourself as an avatar, you start to feel embodied in that avatar .. not scary! You find that what you experience as an avatar becomes part of your entire personal experience (same mind! just one body made of molecules, with the other made of pixels) – visualization/guided imagery, mirror therapy for amputees Co-presence – the other people/avatars share your experience: visually, aurally, mentally (through the conversations you share) As a result, you “feel” that you are all together, even though physically you are distant. More engaging than a videoconference, webinar, or Skype meeting
What do you need for the assignment? Information web page for N3632 for Second Life: http://www.uta.edu/secondlife/resources/nurs3632.html Tech Check! Fast internet connection (DSL or cable) Computer system requirements: http://secondlife.com/support/system-requirements/ Not sure? Contact me for help: firstname.lastname@example.org Time – Allow an hour to create your Second Life account/avatar. Allow another hour to complete the orientation steps. Allow about ½ hour to do the meds administration simulation. It may take you less time!
Assignment Steps: Part One1. Tech check - http://www.uta.edu/secondlife/getstarted/techcheck.html2. Create your avatar - http://www.uta.edu/secondlife/getstarted/ 1. Create your avatar at the Second Life website – http://join.secondlife.com/ 2. Download and install Second Life viewer software3. Login to Second Life using the SOFTWARE (not website) with your SL name and password (NOT NetID) 1. Look for the Second Life icon on your computer desktop – and use that to open the software to log in.
Assignment Steps: Part One (cont.)When you first log in – What to expect: 1. Can’t see your avatar? Don’t worry! It’s normal for the first login. 2. Are you in a crowded area? Are people acting strangely or inappropriately? Again, don’t worry! Ignore them! And go immediately to the UTACON island. Here’s how (see next slide)
Assignment Steps: Part One (cont.)Here’s how to teleport to the UTACON island: 1. Stay logged in to Second Life 2. Switch to your web browser and go to the resource page for your class: http://www.uta.edu/secondlife/resources/nurs3632.html 3. Click the link called “Teleport to UTACON island in Second Life” 4. You will see a web page with a map image with the UTACON island marked. Click the “teleport now” button. 1. In Chrome: if you see a popup, click “Launch this location” 2. In Firefox: if you see a popup, highlight Second Life (it should already be highlighted) and click OK 3. In IE: if nothing happens when you click, use Firefox or Chrome instead 5. Switch back to your Second Life window. You will see a “Places Profile” for UTA. Click the Teleport button at the bottom. 6. Your avatar will be teleported to the UTACON island.
Assignment Steps: Part TwoAt the UTACON island: 1. There are tutorial stations to teach you the basics you will need for the assignment. You can preview those – see “Tutorials for NURS 3632” on the class resource web page (http://www.uta.edu/secondlife/resources/nurs3632.html) 1. How to walk 2. How to chat 3. How to see things better 4. Clicking on things to interact with them
Assignment Steps: Part Two (cont.)At the UTACON island: 2. REQUIRED!!! …. Attendance, show you were here! 1. Step One: CLICK THE SIGN labeled “N3632-REQUIRED ATTENDANCE … Show you were here!” 2. Step Two: SEND EMAIL to Ms. Washington – in the email give your Second Life name AND your real life name.
Assignment Steps: Part ThreeFollow the arrows to walk to the Medication AdministrationSimulation 1. Follow the instructions to complete the simulationAnd that completes your SL activity.BUT there are OTHER WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS for this! Ms.Washington will provide this information!
Second Life DemonstrationI will provide you with a link to a video that shows you the process ofcreating your avatar, logging in to Second Life, and doing activitiesat the UTACON island.I’ll post the link in the Blackboard Announcement board and also inthe Facebook group.
Getting Help!Do not hesitate to ask for help!Contact me: • Email: email@example.com • Post to the class Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173591786114635/Troubleshooting tips on the N3632 resource web page:http://www.uta.edu/secondlife/resources/nurs3632.html
Thank you!Sarah Jones - firstname.lastname@example.orgUniversity of Texas at Arlington Library, Digital Library Serviceswww.uta.edu/secondlifeIn SL: Razitra Artizar (Raz)This presentation: www.slideshare.net/razitra