Second Life for Medicine

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More and more social networking sites, web 2.0 sites, and other initially recreational new internet systems are migrating to work and educational related functionality.  The potential for medical uses, online research, education, and patient networking is seemingly endless.

This wiki lists general grid and teen grid educational sites on second life as does this very comprehensive one.

On May 25, 2007, 1300 educators from around the world gathered at the Second Life Best Practices in Education: Teaching, Learning, and Research 2007 International Conference in the virtual world of Second Life. The event was the first 24 hour, international conference ever to take place entirely within a virtual world.  Details are here.

My award winning friend-blogger Bertalan Mesko has the most comprehensive blog on web 2.0 medical resources has put together this great list of everything about seond life and medical education.

Check this out.  I’ll be writing much more about vitual communities in the future and medical uses.

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