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A Virtual Learning Environment for Perioperative Continuing Nursing Education

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dc.contributor.author McKenna, Toni
dc.contributor.author Jones, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-17T14:18:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-17T14:18:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.citation Published in Perioperative Nursing Clinics 7 (2012): 237-250 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/9732
dc.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. en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Second Life en_US
dc.subject Continuing nursing education en_US
dc.subject Virtual world en_US
dc.subject Distance education en_US
dc.subject Virtual learning environment en_US
dc.title A Virtual Learning Environment for Perioperative Continuing Nursing Education en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.department Center for Continuing Nursing Education, The University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.publisher.department Digital Library Services, The University of Texas at Arlington en_US

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