There was a brief discussion on Second Life on the LIS-UKeiG email discussion list recently, with links to resources and recent news articles about SL
Sam Kuper recommended postings by Jonah Bossewitch of the CCNMTL: http://alchemicalmusings.org/2008/04/
Thomas Krichel highlighted two recent articles on the possible demise of SL: Gawker – The End of Second Life – Second Life and Second Life’s span is virtually over as firms decide to get real – Telegraph
Caroline Roche pointed readers at a YouTube video about how a school librarian in Hong Kong uses Second Life for self-directed learning and for students.
And don’t forget Eduserv’s Virtual World Watch, which surveys virtual world use in UK universities and colleges.
Tracking activity in UK universities and colleges.
Virtual World Watch (http://virtualworldwatch.net/) is funded by the Eduserv Foundation. It is continuing the series of snapshots that have been undertaken by Silversprite Helsinki on the take-up of Second Life within the UK Higher and Further Education sector. While Second Life is still the most used virtual world by UK academics for teaching and learning purposes, an increasing number are experimenting with alternatives. VWW is extending its research to include these alternatives.
Recent posts on the VWW blog include Buddhist monastery: University of Aberdeen, Leeds Metropolitan University: from Second Life to OpenSim and Second Life at the University of York. There is also a useful blogroll of UK VW bloggers.