DOCTOR: User Tutorial Video

The following is a transcript of the video clip "DOCTOR User Tutorial Video":

Narrator: Hello. And welcome to the DOCTOR user video. Using the Second Life URL on this page we will travel to the DOCTOR campus.

("DOCTOR: Demonstration of Online Clinics: Training, Observation and Research" appears on the screen.)

Narrator: DOCTOR is intended to allow the students of the University of Colorado at Denver School of Nursing to connect and interact with each other. Since the courses are entirely online, it is not feasible to have every student fly to Denver to get real world experience. Our sponsor wanted a location where they could interact and they could simulate the environment they will be working in.

Narrator: So let's go!

(User clicks on the Second Life URL to bring up a map showing the location of the DOCTOR campus. The main foyer is then entered.)

Narrator: This is the main foyer of our building. There isn't much hear yet, but our project was designed to be extensible and in the future, it will be expanded upon. We'll now go to the main conference room.

(User walks down the hall and enters the main conference room, which contains a long table, a dozen chairs and a presentation system.)

Narrator: This room is intended for group meetings to facilitate simulated interaction between group members. The interaction is critical to allow students to get comfortable working in groups, which is something that normal online utilities do not allow.

Narrator: The conference room can be used like any conference room and contains a PowerPoint presentation screen that students can upload slides to. We will go into depth about how to use the presentation system in a few minutes.

Narrator: Now let's go upstairs and see the rest of the campus.

(User exits the conference room, goes up the stairs to the second floor.)

Narrator: DOCTOR is intended to be a virtual simulation of what students will see in the real world and we wanted to make it as realistic as possible. Thus ...

(User enters the reception area, containing a circular receptionist desk.)

Narrator: ... the receptionist desk that you see here. This desk will most likely never be used like it would in the real world, but it makes the users feel more comfortable.

Narrator: We'll now go to the examination room and meet our patient.

(User leaves the reception area and enters the examination room, containing a patient lying in a hospital bed surrounded by typical medical equipment.)

Narrator: In our examination room we have a simulated patient that the students can work with under the guidance of a registered nurse from the School of Nursing. Students can talk to our patient using the in-game chat client. All messages to Jake, as our patient is named, must be prefixed with slash 4.

(User has a brief conversation with Jake.)

Narrator: Students will be able to diagnose problems to get some experience interacting with the patient without having to travel to Denver for hands-on experience.

Narrator: Now we will move on to the offices.

(User exits the examination room, goes through the reception area, and enters one of the offices, which contains an office desk and chair, along with a single guest chair.)

Narrator: The offices are intended to be used for smaller meetings between proctors and one or two students. Offices are small to keep group meetings from occurring in them instead of in the conference room. Students can schedule meetings with the proctors to discuss assignments and projects.

Narrator: Finally ... our auditorium.

(User exits the office, goes through the reception area and enters the auditorium, containing risers for audience seating, a large projection screen and a speaker at a podium. The "DOCTOR Demo Presentation" is on the project screen.)

Narrator: We decided that an auditorium would allow for better group presentations than the conference room because there is better seating and a better viewing angle for all involved.

Narrator: We will now show you how to use the presentation system.

(Presentation system is displayed.)

Narrator: First of all, in PowerPoint you must export your slides to images. This is done by going to "Save As -> Other Formats", selecting "JPEG" from the "Save As Type", and clicking "Save". We'll have to save every slide and all of them will be stored in a folder that you created. There's slide 1 through slide X.

(User saves the slides as JPEG images and opens the folder to reveal the saved images.)

Narrator: To upload your slides, use the bulk uploader by clicking on "plus", "Bulk Upload". This will cost you 10 Linden dollars per upload, which is approximately 4 cents. You'll have to select all of your slides and upload them.

(Pause, while clicking various dialogs.)

Narrator: Click through all of their dialogs.

(Pause, while the slides are uploading.)

Narrator: Once we have all of the slides, we will add them to the presentation system. This is done by right-clicking on the presentation screen. You'll see that we already have slides on here. Delete these slides, and take our slides from our inventory, drag them over to the presentation screen. Click on the screen to reset it. And you can see our presentation.

(Uploaded presentation appears in the presentation system.)

Narrator: To navigate the presentation, walk over here to the podium, and you will see two arrows: a forward arrow to go forward in the system, and a backwards arrow to go back. To restart the presentation from any slide, just click on the middle of the screen and it goes to the first slide.

Narrator: If you need help with the system, click on the "Help" icon down here.

(A user manual pops up.)

Narrator: Take the manual and ... it tells you how to do everything.

Narrator: So ... this concludes the user tutorial video for DOCTOR.

Narrator: DOCTOR is an ever-changing project that allows for easy expansion for more functionality as our sponsor deems fit. What we have created here is a framework that developers can expand on easily. We hope that DOCTOR will provide students with a virtual world that will enhance their learning experience.

(User exits the auditorium and enters the reception area.)

Narrator: Thank you.