Graduate Students Present on Second Life® to Japanese Visitors

SL presentation

SL presentation

On Monday, March 11, first year graduate students Shanna Corbin, Lindsay Allan, and Shyvonne Gallagher provided a lively presentation about the Jefferson OT Center in Second Life®.  In attendance were 5 students from Kitasato University in Sagamihara, Japan, and about 70 students and faculty in health professions at JCHP.

The audience response was interesting, too. After Shanna explained the benefits of SL for some persons who have severe physical disabilities, one of the JCHP physical therapy students stated his opinion that SL discouraged people from being involved in real life. Another point raised was that people might accomplish a lot in SL, at the expense of real life. It didn’t seem to dawn on  the student who asked the question, that accomplishments in SL can be “real.”  The OT student presenters did a great job fielding questions, and people seemed to enjoy the presentation and find it interesting.

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