Nursing Education 2.0: A Second Look at Second Life

March 2009
Nursing Education Perspectives (National League for Nursing);Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p129
Academic Journal
The article discusses three nursing education projects which incorporate the virtual online program Second Life (SL). Instructor John Miller of Tacoma Community College uses a virtual world with avatar robots as simulated patients. The interface interacts with hospital equipment, medicine, vitals, and patient charts. Faculty members Judith Warren and Juliana Brixey of the University of Kansas School of Nursing teach informatics using SL. Faculty at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing intend to create a virtual learning center that facilitates distance education.


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