Wednesday, October 29 3:50 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Teaching and Learning: Teaching Nurse Anesthesia in a Second Life
Operating Room Simulation
* David M. Antonacci, Director of Teaching & Learning Technologies, The
University of Kansas Medical Center
* Stephanie Gerald, Educational Technologist, The University of Kansas
An operating room simulation was developed in Second Life to teach KUMC
Nurse Anesthesia students basic operating room procedures. This
presentation will describe the design, development, usability testing, and
outcomes of this simulation. It will also examine how to adapt our
simulation method to teach procedural content in your courses.
David first started in Second Life in 2004. They are on KUMC Isle.
They began with simple projects:
* Scavenger hunts
* Student poster sessions
* JayHawk Community Living Center
* Virtual Home Assessments
Their goal was to add interaction to courses. Their trajectory was startlingly similar to ours, but why shouldn't it be? They are also a nursing college. Why Second Life?
* low cost
* rapid development
* secure space
Problems of Solutions
* Buying, modifying, or building objects
* Level of realism and functionality
* Visual cues
* Life sized objects too small for Second Life
* Feed back to the user
* Performance evaluation
* How do we assess it?
* Things that the students do are captured automatically and emailed to the teacher
* Main controller - records what avatar clicked on
* Primary objects
* Tertiary objects
* Backgrounds - photographs of real objects pasted into SL
Demonstration in Second Life
Objects email instructor the exact sequence of events that the students selected in setting up the anasthesia.