Developing a virtual world medical classroom

Developing a virtual world medical classroom By Nicholas Spooner

Second Life is an online virtual world consisting of simulated life-like infrastructures, designed and constructed in virtual fashion, and populated with avatars (virtual representations of people) through which real-life users are able to realistically interact with others online.

over the past 12 months, fourth year medical student Nicholas Spooner, as an Honours research project, supervised by Professor Mohamed Khadra, set up a pilot to assess the suitability of introducing virtual learning into the Sydney Medical School curriculum.

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