How to Use Second Life Virtual World for Case Presentations

From ScienceRoll:

"We had a meeting in Second Life, the virtual world at the Ann Myers Medical Center. One of our educators did a case presentation by giving us a text file that contained the history and all the important physical signs. It was followed by some brainstorming. We had to discuss what kind of tests we would order and what kind of diagnoses we were thinking about."

Second Life is one of the Web 2.0 services that can be useful in medical education:
  1. Web feeds (RSS)
  2. Podcasts
  3. Blogs
  4. Wikis
  5. Custom search engines
  6. Second Life virtual world
Case Presentation in Second Life.


  1. That's neat! Wow! Virtual Case Presentations? Who'd have thunk it? Also, I love the "abdominal pain in the abdomen" bit. I laughed for ages.

  2. I am a midwifery educator interested in how we can use SL in education. Thanks for this idea. Cheers Sarah