MUVEs

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We take great interest in learning that takes place in Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs), commonly referred to as "Virtual Worlds". Beginning with contributions to a complex prototypical nursing education simulation in Second Life, we have worked to bring virtual learning to interested parties. Here are some places to investigate:

  • Early work reported in nurse.com
  • Clinical Simulation in Nursing article
  • Video of the virtual gear used in the study

Current emphasis is on open source solutions that can be implemented free or nearly free for institutions that have great needs to provide distance education but very limited resources. Our primary work is in OpenSim-based worlds and customized client software that minimizes the learning curves and commercial design influence inherent in the usable MUVE platforms that exist today. Here are some inspirations:

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