"Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real in Laboratory Science"
Celebrating 45 years as ASCP-certified Medical Technologist and
Opening of Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center in Kitely
The “Virtual Laboratory Training, Career Recruitment and Retention (VLTC) Project” also known as the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center (VLTCC) is a 3D immersive virtual worlds integration of STI laboratory training; information sharing; laboratory guidelines; and medical laboratory science career awareness as well as public health resources. The Virtual STI Laboratory Training Center and Laboratory Career Center were inspired by a vision of the VLTC Project creator and builder, Sally S. Cherry, BS, MT(ASCP) working in-world as 3D avatar, Sally Cherry.
The vision, "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real" (R2V2R ) is reflected in the project's tagline "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real in Laboratory Science". The mission of the VLTC Project is to integrate STI laboratory methods training; showcase medical laboratory science; share lab and public health content; and promote medical laboratory careers within 3D immersive virtual worlds. Upon completion , the nine (9) region Virtual Lab Training and Career Center complex will include...
VLTCC Tour #01, “Intro to the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center” features a real-life public health colleague’s first visit to the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center to assess usability.
VLTCC Tour #12 , "Gono Cluster Laboratory" features the virtual-based "field" laboratory designed and built to share information; and to visualize laboratory methods used in the examination and identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
The VLTCC team is pleased to present the “3D Immersive Virtual Worlds Series", a visual storytelling component of the “Virtual Laboratory Training, Career Recruitment and Retention (VLTC) Project”. The purpose of the Series is to share the VLTC Project creator’s experiences and “lessons learned” while building and using 3D immersive virtual worlds for medical laboratory training; information-sharing; public health updates; laboratory science career awareness and networking.
Each story features a VLTCC parcel, building activities, or other project-related topics. Th first story, VLTCC #01: "Intro to the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center" features a real-life public health colleague’s visit to the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center (VLTCC). As my colleague explored the various areas within the VLTCC complex, we were able to assess usability, voice communication, and navigation skills as experienced by a first-time 3D immersive virtual world user.
The integration of 3D immersive virtual worlds for information-sharing; training; and public awareness. You can select any desired membership level.
Please note that the content (text, photos, videos, and graphics) within the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center is provided for informational and educational purposes. It is Not meant to substitute for formal laboratory training; or to grant lab testing performance proficiency unless otherwise noted. Any laboratory testing and performance proficiency presented should be governed by the required local, state, and federal regulations. The inclusion of a website, link, and/or product does not imply endorsement by that third-party unless otherwise stated. All linked websites, images, and product names are protected under copyrights and/or trademarks of the respective owners.