Nightingale Isle was created as a virtual space to foster collaboration, research and education between nursing students, educators and healthcare professionals. This space will be used for role play, simulated activities, support groups, studying, and meetings.
Another exciting night on Nightingale Isle. MoKachip (Hannah) was joined by EllieFont (Katie). These two student pioneers rocked the learning curve. By the end of the night they were changing their clothes, and even making new clothes. My favorite part of the night was when they were practicing their flying and jumping. They will certainly be able to help their classmates as they learn how to move about and talk out in NI. Our goal is for them to have some beginning experiences and to learn how to navigate the space so when they get to Spring semester, they will be able to complete the clinical reasoning day assignments. Check back next week we will be loading a lecture out here for them to watch. More to come!
As we prepare for the Junior Nursing Student Virtual Learning Activities for Spring, we have begun to orient the students to Second Life. Tonight we had our first student sign on, make an avatar and get a tour. She was a little bit worried when she first signed on because there were so many people at the welcome area and some of them were a little overbearing. I remember my first day in Second Life. I was a bit worried about the other people as well. It is nice to know you can just teleport back to Nightingale Isle. I was able to get her signed on to Nightingale Isle and give her a tour! She caught on very quickly. Way to go Hannah! (MoKachip).
The Nightingale Isle Project Team met today and used Google Docs to put an agenda and documents up for all to see. One of the best ways to discuss a project , especially from a distance, or in distance education is to connect to Google Docs through a screen in Second Life. You can either purchase a screen that streams the internet or you can build a screen and add a script to connect to the internet.