Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Day Three - Learning Communities - "V" Towns
So driving into future learning communities lets make a virtual stop. Web-based training and a smattering of other options when determining the best delivery mechanism for learning content.
- Second Life is a community built in a virtual environment. It has over 700,000 residents, it's own economy, and the roots of educational systems ( It's internal search engine boast of 23 "educational" entries, though some might not be what we would consider traditional education with Second Life University the largest with 279 members.) You don't have to have an account to prowl around the front page and see some examples of what this site is all about. Obviously, this type of community brings up all sort of issues about privacy and security (similar the the communities at FaceBook, MySpace and There), but their popularity would indicate that those issues will eventually be resolved. For now, they provide wonderful examples of potential learning communities and environments.
Does Second Life pique your creative side a bit in terms of how you would use such a product for an educational community?
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