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Second Life and… reputation?

I got some good news the other day that we’ll be moving ahead with our Second Life pilot (I know, like everyone else, right?). I’ve been somewhat delayed in investigating SL as I’ve been busy with teaching and my current research with mobile media networks–working on a few articles, presenting at a couple conferences and […]

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what an online learning system requires

I was reading Michael Feldstein’s brief postmortem on his experiences with the SUNY Learning Network and why SLN ultimately decided to move to Angel. As I understand, in a non-technical way, the LMOS project Feldstein and his colleagues were pursuing, the idea was a modular, standards-based approach to online learning. This strikes me as the […]

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Higher Education Second LIfe

second life “flaws”

In the discussion of education in Second Life, a couple of issues are often raised: accessiblity in terms of blind (or low vision) and deaf students accessiblity in terms of bandwidth and other technical requirements learning curve for students and faculty with SL These are all important concerns. From a commericial standpoint the first may […]

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Second Thoughts on Second Life?

As chic as it can be to jump on the bandwagon of a new technology, there is an equal and opposite chic reaction for skepticism. So what’s a boy to do? From Smart Mobs, I picked up this Forbes article in which the consulting firm Gartner, Inc offers advice to companies about how to proceed […]