Education in Virtual Worlds, Second Life, serious games

Video Captures Virtual Nursing Training in SL

At a recent Games for Health conference John Miller Tacoma, Washington joined a panel to talk about the use of virtual worlds for training. Joined on the panel by participants from much larger institutions (Stanford among them, if I remember) John has managed to put together a nursing curriculum in Second Life pretty much on his own, whereas the larger institutions worked with companies like Virtual Heroes to develop highly complex simulations.

John’s presentation at the conference in Baltimore was thoughtful. I was impressed as well with the SL work - may not be the best build in the world, but the HUD is well done, and he reports back that the nurses love the use of the platform.

This video gives a sense of how he uses second life for medical education:

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