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Second Life – recent articles and resources

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.

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April 27, 2009 Posted by | Second Life, Virtual Worlds | Comments Off on Second Life – recent articles and resources

Virtual World Watch

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.

January 9, 2009 Posted by | Second Life, Virtual Worlds | , , | Comments Off on Virtual World Watch