Online Learning Update

March 30, 2011

Better than the real thing: Second Life influences fun and learning online in virtual world

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Nicole January, Pan American

For the past three years the University has not only been home to tens of thousands of students, but has also existed in another dimension for users who are able to access the campus virtually. The other realm is Second Life, a three-dimensional environment where faculty and students utilize simulations to enhance learning experiences. Second Life was launched by Linden Research Inc., in 2003 and as of 2011 has more than 20 million user accounts world-wide. Though entertainment for many, it has been used in higher education institutions for the past few years.

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