Thursday, October 05, 2006

Education and Research BOOMING in Second Life!

I promised to let you know how the presentation of John Bradford went. Well, follow the link and see the transcripts, the presentation ánd the demo movie! According to The SIMTEACH blog it was perhaps the largest edu event in the Metaverse .... Simteach is really a great site. The subtitle is: "Information and Community for Educators using M.U.V.E.'s (Multi-User Virtual Environments ) Reference: Schwartz, D. L., Bransford, J. D., & Sears, D. (2005). Efficiency and innovation in transfer. In J. Mestre (Ed.), Transfer of learning from a modern multidisciplinary perspective (pp. 1-51). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. One of the Second Life Medical Library missions is to identify and list all relevant activities on the following subjects:
  • Support groups (patient groups in SL) for possible outreach from the Consumer Health Library (more on this later!)
  • Educational, Clinical and Research activities with relation to Health Information or any Medical subject.

Here are a few examples of Groups already in Second Life:

  • Researchers
  • SL Researchers
  • Real Life Education in Second Life
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) test site
  • CALEDON MEDICAL GROUP: A group for the various physicians and health care workers of Caledon. We also include medical researchers.
  • New Media Consortium Campus : great site with a lot of new stuff
  • SECOND LIFE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: An association for physicians and medics throughout all the cultures of Second Life
  • SUGAR MEDICAL CLINIC: with focus on Maternity, Pediatric
  • Sl Behaviour Healthcare

Support Groups identified already:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Anxiety Support area - Catherine House
  • Autistic
  • Autistic Liberation Front
  • BiPolar Support
  • Brain Talk Communities
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Brigadoon Explorers
  • CF University (cystic fibrosis)
  • Depresson Support Diabetes Type 1
  • CommunityDiabetics
  • DID Support and Information (dissociative disorders)
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support Group
  • Dream Travellers (stroke victims)
  • Fit n Fab Support Group
  • Live2Give (cerebral palsy)
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Self Injury Support
  • SL's Cancer Survivors
  • Special Education Exchange
  • The Center for Positive Mental Health
  • The Haven (meeting area for support groups)
  • Women's Support Group
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