Implementing the virtual reality learning environment: Second Life

Nurse Educ. Jul-Aug 2009;34(4):152-5. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3181aabbe8.

Abstract

Today, faculty members are challenged to find meaningful learning activities that enhance online nursing education. Second Life is an innovative Internet-based strategy that may be used to engage students in active learning. The authors discuss how this technology was implemented into an accelerated online nursing program.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Attitude to Computers
  • Computer User Training
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods*
  • Education, Distance / organization & administration
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / organization & administration*
  • Faculty, Nursing / organization & administration
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • Internet / organization & administration*
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Problem-Based Learning / organization & administration
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Schools, Nursing / organization & administration
  • Students, Nursing / psychology
  • User-Computer Interface*
  • Wisconsin