New training island for Second Life professors

December 12, 2007

Last week's Chronicle of Higher Education ran an article emphasizing the difficulties of teaching via Second Life.  Georgia State University has plans to launch a Second Life "island" accessible to faculty at any institution, which will offer free tips on how to set up your SL classroom, best practices for teaching virtual students, and other topics that are unique to the increasingly popular online world.  One supporter of Second Life reminds us that the platform allows instructors to "give their students an experience that might be too expensive or dangerous in the real world."