How to demo SL to non-users …
IN UNDER FIVE MINUTES
Although it’s been up on YouTube for some eight months still one of the best introductions to Second Life, particularly for those in the health and medical fields, is the University of Michigan’s Health Sciences Libraries’ machinima highlighting Second Life and Public Health.
The video, which I was again alerted to by SLED lister Patricia F. Anderson (pictured right – UMHSL emerging technologies librarian and longstanding head librarian for the UM Dentistry Library), shows Second Life as a virtual world through which an active public health community is simulating disaster scenarios, creating interactive health games, offering people with disabilities a place for support and social networking, and providing a space for professionals to view presentations and attend international conferences.
The video gives a good overview in under five minutes without any major hype. It’s well worth watching.
It is only one of a number of introductory Second Life health care videos on YouTube but is still probably one of the best.