I haven’t been back to SecondLife in a while, but after seeing the news that Harvard Law is offering a course there this fall, I’m starting the download to my MAC as we, um, speak. Charlie Nesson and his daughter will be teaching CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion in meat space, but you can also take the course, watch video lectures, sign up for virtual office hours and participate in discussions and the like through your avatar. Watch the video to get the idea.
I’m going to see if I can check some of this out and report back, but if anyone else does, please let me know what the experience was like…
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This looks great! I wish I knew about it from the beginning, but maybe I can catch the next one.
Look forward to hearing about your experinences.
Dan Roy says
I’m sitting in on this class in real life if anyone has questions.
dave cormier says
Scott S. Floyd says
mmm… blocked again in our district.
David Warlick says
I guess I need to try this Second Life thing out again. I had a conversation with Francis Shepherd, from Apple, yesterday, and we decided that there is another label to be added to Prensky’s digital citizens. There’s digital natives, digital immigrants, and I suspect that I’m a digital invalid. All I can do is fall down in these virtual spaces.
Jim G says
I had shown this site to our Curriculum Directors recently and they were mortified. Their overwhelming response was that there are some things that technology can do that perhaps should NOT be done. They weren’t concerned, perhaps naively so, about the competition that SecondLife will present to public schools, rather the fact that those who will be attracted to this kind of education are likely those who are in need of social skills to begin with. I’d have to agree.
Project SecondLife out 10 or 25 yrs. The question becomes, is that what we want this world to be? People by the millions staying home and participating with the virtual world rather than in a real world? But then, I haven’t watched TV since 1993, so maybe I”m not a good one to judge. Or… maybe I *AM* the one to judge.