Teaching with Second Life®: Hemorrhage Management as an Example of a Process for Developing Simulations for Multiuser Virtual Environments

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This article describes the process used for developing a simulation in Second Life®, a multiuser virtual environment. The aim of the project was to increase our awareness and skills in using Second Life as a teaching medium and to teach postpartum hemorrhage management to undergraduate nursing students. The experience gained in this project is the result of a collaborative teaching effort between two university nursing programs. This article presents a summary of the key lessons learned from our project. These lessons include the importance of planning and adequate preparation to ensure a focus on learning, the need for orientation to Second Life, and the benefits of working collaboratively.


This document has been accepted for publication in Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Current publication information is available at DOI: 10.1016/j.ecns.2010.07.003