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New Community Site

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…


Added by Gerald Stapleton on September 2, 2014 at 6:58pm — No Comments

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

Added by Gerald Stapleton on December 30, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments

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:…


Added by Gerald Stapleton on May 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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…


Added by Gerald Stapleton on March 24, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Shared Media in the New Viewer 2.0

This week Linden Labs released its new viewer beta known as Viewer 2.0 for general use by those who want to try out in Second Life. Among the many improvements are a new look intended to make it easier for new users to transition from a web browser to the SL viewer. There are many functional changes as well but the one that caught my attention for educational purposes is called Shared Media. The Shared Media feature let's builders display a web page on any prim surface. There is no limit to…


Added by Gerald Stapleton on February 25, 2010 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Educational Perspectives with Virtual Healthcare Member Dr. Suzanne J. Ebbers

Saturday, January 16

Please tune in to hear our good friend and collaborator Sue Ebbers on the KABF88 Radio show: Educational Perspectives with host Terence Bolden this Saturday, January 16 at 9:15 a.m. SLT (12:15 p.m EST). Sue has long been involved in health related educational efforts in Second Life and was a founding member of the Virtual Healthcare Learning Community. According to Terence, "Dr. Ebbers has been described as a creative problem solving genius and she provides… Continue

Added by Gerald Stapleton on January 15, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

NewWorld Winter Festival

Winter has arrived at the NewWorld Clinic. Time for a little snowy fun. Stop by the Pier Campus, grab some skates at the warming hut and take a spin around the ice rink. Enjoy a little hot cocoa and take in a really bad movie from the 60s called "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians". Then take a walk around the campus and chat with our staff.

Added by Gerald Stapleton on January 2, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Just Published! Games and Simulation for Healthcare Library and Database

Eric Bauman and his colleagues ad the University of Wisconsin have just published a wonderful new resource for those who want to integrate games and simulation into their scholarship and patient care strategy. It's called the Games and Simulation for Healthcare Library and Database. The site includes an entire inventory of items dealing with everything from anatomy to disaster preparedness to patient education. One can search by vendor, audience, platform, and topic or any combination of… Continue

Added by Gerald Stapleton on December 3, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Where did the NewWorld Pier Campus get its name?

As a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago having returned after many years to a role as a member of the faculty and Director of Distance Education, Gerald R. Stapleton is delighted to have an opportunity to share a little UIC history through the naming of the NewWorld Pier Campus. The Pier Campus is named to recognize an important chapter in the history of UIC. The University of Illinois at Chicago traces its origins to several private health colleges founded during the late… Continue

Added by Gerald Stapleton on April 22, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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