Friday, May 31, 2013

Virtual Poster Presentation at the Bethel University Nursing Research and Practice Symposium

For the first time this year, two groups of senior nursing students presented their posters virtually via Second Life on Nightingale Isle. The students signed on to Second Life from the simulation debriefing rooms. There were computers set up in the gym along with the regular posters.  The poster judges donned headsets and interacted with the student avatars. It was a great experience for the students and a new experience for the judges. The keynote for the night, Brian Kaihoi (AKA Svea Morane) webmaster from the Mayo Clinic, watched the process and enjoyed the interactions with the students.  Overall, it was a great experience, and ended up being much cheaper than printing the posters.  

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