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Learning in a Virtual World: Using SL for Medical Education

published by Beth Sachtjen Apr 5, 2010 08:34am
Our friends Spiral Theas (Robin Heyden) and Chimera Cosmos (Liz Dorland) presented at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference on a Continuing Medical Education event that was designed, along with John Wiecha and Elliot Sternthal, for family practice physicians and an article the team published in the Journal for Medical Internet Research. Additional Information can be found the following places: Presentation Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/ldorland/learning-3444153 Robin's Blog post of the presentation: http://robinheyden.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/vwbpe-impressions-and-lessons-learned/ more...

NMC Virtual Learning Prizes Awarded

published by Alan Levine Jul 9, 2008 05:03pm
The New Media Consortium (NMC) has announced the 2008 cohort of Virtual Learning Prize (VLP) awardees. The NMC Virtual Learning Prize, part of a $100,000 competitive program of awards, is intended to create a collection of innovative open-source learning experiences that make use of the unique attributes of a virtual learning environment. The NMC Virtual Learning Prize is envisioned as a way to surface and realize creative ideas for how to make optimal use of a virtual setting, using ... more...

SLCC Fellowship Awardees announced by NMC

published by Alan Levine Aug 1, 2007 03:10pm
Three educators are going to Chicago for the Second Life Community Convention. As you know, the NMC is sponsoring three registrations from bona fide educators to attend SLCC by covering their $185 registration fee with an NMC Fellowship. Each of the awardees sent a statement explaining how attending SLCC will help further his or her professional goals in the coming year. Any bona fide educator was eligible. It is August 1st, and as promised, we have selected the recipients of ... more...