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Dear Members of the NewWorld Clinic Community,

Thank you so much for your participation in the NewWorld Clinic Community.  I would like to invite you to join me on our related site found at "" where you will find current information on our activities focused on learning in virtual environments.  This is where you will also find a link to create an account on The Health Grid, an OpenSim based virtual environment for learning.  Hope to see you all there…


Posted on September 2, 2014 at 6:58pm

Journal of Virtual Worlds and Education

The Center for Virtual Worlds Education and Research has just published the first volume of the Journal of Virtual Worlds and Education.  The journal includes a number of interesting studies on the effectiveness of education in virtual environments.  The first issue is available for free download as a pdf file from

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 1:56pm

GME (Residency Education) Discussion at ISTE

A group of University of Kentucky Second Life researchers and their colleagues will discuss their work using Second Life for medical resident education at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) speaker series in Second Life on Tuesday May 25. Thanks to Beth Kramer from UK for posting the following information regarding the presentation to the Second Life Education Listserv.

Title: The Doctor is In(world)

Venue: ISTE Island Auditorium:…


Posted on May 18, 2010 at 6:00pm

March Featured Citizen on 3rd Rock Grid - Margaret Czart

I was pleased to see that UIC's Margaret Czart is featured in this month's 3rd Rock Grid newsletter. Margaret is a doctoral student from the UIC School of Public Health who also works as a Research Assistant in the Department of Medical Education in the UIC College of Medicine. In Second Life, Margaret is Director of the Health Behavior Research Center, an Associate Director of the NewWorld Clinic, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Virtual Worlds Education…


Posted on March 24, 2010 at 12:42pm

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At 7:51pm on February 10, 2013, Liz Collins said…

Thanks for your message. I spoke with Eric when I identified the topic for my final project. I have his recent book on game-based learning and simulation at my side as I write. No doubt you all were a good team presenting on this fascinating learning method. I look forward to your comments on the conference. Thanks again. Liz Collins

At 11:24pm on February 22, 2010, Gerald Stapleton said…
Thanks Jone. I just took a quick look at your blog. Looks like there are a great deal of interesting things going on at Nightingale Isle. I am going to come back and view some of the video resources and articles you've posted as soon as I have a chance.
At 4:01pm on February 22, 2010, Jone Tiffany said…
thanks Gerald. You can see some of the things we are doing on Nightingale Isle on my blog. We still have a ways to go but it is very exciting. Jone

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