Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Australian College of Midwives National Conference 2009

I am off to Adelaide this afternoon for the Australian College of Midwives Conference. I am running a workshop with Deborah Davis, presenting our experiences with the Second Life Education New Zealand virtual birthing unit project.

Our session is the last session of the three day conference, on Friday afternoon... so we're guessing that we won't have a large audience. But just in case we run out of handouts, here are the links that we will be talking about.

Using Second Life to teach students about normal birth

Literature review "Engaging with Second Life: Real education in a virtual world"

Joining Second Life: http://secondlife.com

Orientation to Second Life:

An introduction to Second Life and how it can be used in health education.
Second Life and Public Health:

Virtual Birthing Unit Project

Second Life Education New Zealand Project Blog: http://slenz.wordpress.com

How to get to the virtual birthing unit:

Virtual birthing unit resources, including all instructions and lesson plans:

Story of the development of the birthing unit and the normal birth scenario:

Video. Te Wāhi Whānau - The Birth Place:

Video. The SLENZ Project Te Wahi Whanau:

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions.

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