Founder and Director, Distance Education for Health, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor
Attended Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
Attended Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Attended Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)
Attended Medicine 2.0'14 Summit & World Congress (Maui, Hawaii, USA)
Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
Learning In a Virtual World: Experience With Using Second Life for Medical Education
So called "Web 2.0" technologies hold great potential for medical education. Second Life is the best known of a group of new web-based social networking virtual reality environments. Although these environments are being increasingly explored for use in education, we are aware of almost no use or evaluation of these environments for formal medical education, either at the undergraduate, residency, or post graduate levels. Most applications of these environments in medical education have been ...
Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Health Education in a Virtual World: Experience with Patient and Professional Education in Second Life
Virtual worlds are rapidly becoming part of the educational technology landscape. Second Life (SL) is one of the best known of these environments. This presentation will describe two of our recent educational projects using SL, one for physicians, and one for patients. Physician education The aims of the project were to explore the feasibility, acceptability and limited efficacy of a virtual world platform for delivering motivational interviewing (MI) training. MI is an evidence-based coun...
Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)
Learning in a Virtual World: Experience Using Second Life for Medical and Health Behaviors Education
Virtual worlds are becoming an important part of the educational technology landscape. Second Life (SL) is one of the best known of these environments. This presentation will describe two of our recent educational projects using SL – one for healthcare professionals (HCP) and one for patients. The HCP project was a pilot to determine the feasibility of using virtual worlds for the global “Training in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research” distance-learning course co-sponsored by ...
Medicine 2.0'14 Summit & World Congress (Maui, Hawaii, USA)
Women in Control: A Comparative Effectiveness Pilot Study of a Virtual World- VS. a Face to Face- Intervention Format to Promote Diabetes Self-Management among African American Women
Background: Face to face programs designed to promote healthy lifestyle changes for patients with diabetes are hampered by a number of challenges. The Internet, through its potential for increased access to specialized behavior change experts, convenience to patients, and potentially lowered costs, offers alternatives to these challenges. However, while online alternatives show promising improvement in health behaviors and glycemic control, effect sizes have been small. Limited human intera...
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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Learning in a Virtual World: Experience With Using Second Life for Medical Education
A Pilot Study of Motivational Interviewing Training in a Virtual World
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