Sail's Pedagogy

Sail's posts about her class, classes she is taking, and education.

Second Life and Education

on September 17, 2009

This week the University of Texas announced the first statewide roll out of all of the states universities in Second Life. This launch will include the design of 9 academic campuses and 6 health and science campuses. The combined sites will occupy over 50 Second Life regions and will be available to students 24 hours of the day.

We all know how this virtual world can help us teach and learn, but most schools do not seem to use Second Life as effectively as it should be. Just putting your campus in Second Life does not mean anything. This may help your marketing but it does not help teach your students. They should not only be learning in Second Life, but creating and collaborating with others.

Video teleconferencing and instant messaging should not be replacing this interaction. Meeting in Second Life is very different than a voice or a text message.


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