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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182174
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Second Life: Why Bold Leaders Use It for Healthcare Learning
Author(s):
Halfer, Diana
Author Details:
Diana Halfer, MSN, RN, Administrator, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: dhalfer@childrensmemorial.org
Abstract:
Podium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Healthcare organizations are using immersive virtual worlds, such as Second Life, for a variety of needs where spatial context, collaboration, and real time group interaction matters. Virtual worlds mirror the real world environment and can be used as the stage for rehearsing risky events. As an avatar, employees can gain experience with new roles and practice decision-making that must be undertaken in high stake events. In 2008, through an Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response grant, a Second Life pilot for emergency preparedness education was funded. This presentation will provide an introduction to Second Life, how it is being used in healthcare, and why bold leaders are investing in this learning solution. Experience gained from building a virtual children's hospital that mirrors the current hospital main campus and using it to prepare employees for emergent events informs the presentation. How to get started with a Second Life project, including barriers to overcome, will be described. The audience will vicariously experience a virtual children's hospital through a demonstration via Second Life machinima. Successful innovation in the learning field requires a champion that understands how to effectively apply learning design using technology, senior level sponsorship, cultivation of a learning community, good business partners, and careful selection of the pilot event to demonstrate proof of concept to the organization. The presentation will conclude with how nursing leaders leveraged the pilot outcomes to use Second Life to prepare employees for the move to a new replacement children's hospital in 2012.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSecond Life: Why Bold Leaders Use It for Healthcare Learningen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHalfer, Dianaen_US
dc.author.detailsDiana Halfer, MSN, RN, Administrator, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA, email: dhalfer@childrensmemorial.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182174-
dc.description.abstractPodium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Healthcare organizations are using immersive virtual worlds, such as Second Life, for a variety of needs where spatial context, collaboration, and real time group interaction matters. Virtual worlds mirror the real world environment and can be used as the stage for rehearsing risky events. As an avatar, employees can gain experience with new roles and practice decision-making that must be undertaken in high stake events. In 2008, through an Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response grant, a Second Life pilot for emergency preparedness education was funded. This presentation will provide an introduction to Second Life, how it is being used in healthcare, and why bold leaders are investing in this learning solution. Experience gained from building a virtual children's hospital that mirrors the current hospital main campus and using it to prepare employees for emergent events informs the presentation. How to get started with a Second Life project, including barriers to overcome, will be described. The audience will vicariously experience a virtual children's hospital through a demonstration via Second Life machinima. Successful innovation in the learning field requires a champion that understands how to effectively apply learning design using technology, senior level sponsorship, cultivation of a learning community, good business partners, and careful selection of the pilot event to demonstrate proof of concept to the organization. The presentation will conclude with how nursing leaders leveraged the pilot outcomes to use Second Life to prepare employees for the move to a new replacement children's hospital in 2012.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:12:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:12:28Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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