NewWorld Learning

Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments

Dedicated to the development of effective educational methods using virtual environments and simulations.

About SLICE2

Please note that this site was formerly known as "Second Life Initiative for Clinician Education" or SLICE2. The name has been updated to be inclusive of all virtual environments in which educational activities are being developed.

In World Links

New World (Clinician Education) Pier Campus (Second Life Grid)
Health Behavior Research Center (Second Life Grid)
Second Cup Cafe (Second Life Grid)

Educational Events in Second Life

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Related Sites

New World Clinic - Info about the New World Clinic, home of the New World Initiative for Clinician Education
Gottalot2learn - Medical Education Blog from Gerald R. Stapleton
Virtual Healthcare Learning Community - A group of healthcare professionals and educators exploring the use of virtual environments for healthcare education



About New World Learning / New World Clinic and are sister sites founded independently by Gerald R. Stapleton who is also Director for Distance Education for the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. The twin sites are intended to further discussion regarding the development of educational methods that utilize virtual environments. The New World Clinic site is especially focused on tools to improve communication skills for healthcare professionals. Interested individuals are welcome to join and participate in either or both sites. The founder reserves the right to delete postings that are inappropriate for a professional discussion of educational methods.

Blog Posts

NewWorld Community Site

Dear Members of the NewWorld Learning 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 by Gerald Stapleton on September 2, 2014 at 7:01pm

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 by Gerald Stapleton on December 30, 2010 at 1:54pm

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.

Posted by Gerald Stapleton on January 2, 2010 at 6:11pm

Just Opened! 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

Posted by Gerald Stapleton on December 3, 2009 at 11:00pm



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