05 juillet 2019

An Educator Discovers his SecondLife

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Terry Anderson[Edit][Delete]: An Educator Discovers his SecondLife, Virtual Canuck [Edit][Delete] July 19, 2006
Nice breezy description of Second Life from an educator's point of view. Terry Anderson notes that it requires a lot of computer power (he had to shut down other applications) and may require more bandwidth than some users have. he also comments, "Creating an educational environment in close proximity to enterprise focused on sex, rock and roll and gambling, presents a host of moral and ethical concerns." Of course, my thinking is a bit different: why would the emphasis be on 'creating an educational environment'? Why do people always want to build a 'campus' or 'school' in these artificial environments. More...
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