12 January 2007


My discussion on Second Life is back.

From a friend of mine who works in the Tech Department (the same one who draws Percent Man), a professor here at the University of Georgia has decided to hold classes in Second Life.

I have been a little worried about online classes (which are done in chat rooms). There are a few advantages to holding class on SL (accounts are free and textbooks can be distributed online for free), the idea of holding a class in The Sims on crack is still a little creepy and counter-productive. My English teacher said that computers in the class room are a win-win situation. Teachers don't have to teach and students don't have to learn. I would imagine that the same would apply to classrooms in computers, if not more so.

Rock on.