Second Lives in Higher Education and Corporate Learning Systems
A virtual world can be implemented as a powerful educational and instructional tool, not only for primary school learning systems, but for higher education students and adults in company training programs. More and more universities and companies are exploring existing virtual world platforms as a way to enhance blended and online learning systems.
Many institutions use Second Life to run virtual classrooms and discussions. According to Second Life’s website, “Over 200 educators from nearly as many universities and colleges use it for classes, research, learning and projects with their students…” and Harvard, Texas State, and Stanford Universities have all set up virtual campuses where students can meet and attend classes. Students can also work together within the Second Life learning system to create content themselves.
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