RESEARCH COMMONS
LIBRARY

A Virtual Learning Environment for Perioperative Continuing Nursing Education

ResearchCommons/Manakin Repository

A Virtual Learning Environment for Perioperative Continuing Nursing Education

Show full item record

Title: A Virtual Learning Environment for Perioperative Continuing Nursing Education
Author: McKenna, Toni; Jones, Sarah
Abstract: Exploring new worlds and creative approaches to delivering continuing education is an adventure worth taking! The basic requirement of content that advances the skills and abilities of the registered nurse (RN) can be met in a number of ways. What is clear though is that continuing education is most effective when the experience fully engages learners, expands their skills and knowledge, provides expert information and opportunity for networking, and entices them to learn more. This article describes how a virtual-world learning environment (Second Life, or SL) was used as a venue for an interactive and creative continuing education activity and the positive outcomes that were achieved for the participants.
Description: Second Life is a virtual-world learning environment that can serve as a venue for creative and engaging continuing nursing education. A virtual world is an on-line, three-dimensional graphical, multimedia environment where individuals are represented by avatars (digital versions of self). Clinical educators in all nursing and healthcare specialties should be aware of the advantages and many potential uses of Second Life.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10106/9732
Date: 2012-06

Files in this item

Files Size Format View Description
McKennaJones_2012_SecondLife_PNC.pdf 652.2Kb PDF View/Open PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Browse

My Account

Statistics

About Us