Even though there was quite a hoo-ha when Linden Lab announced they would be removing the educational discount in Second Life, educators are still actively involved in Second Life, I might come to tier issues later this evening.
This weekend, Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education (VWBPE 2012) is holding an informational meeting. The meeting is free to attend, the agenda is as follows:
Please join us for our first information meeting for 2012!
- We’ll start with the Call for Proposals and dates.
- Discuss the new initiatives under development for 2012 – live research, MOOC, continuing education and games contest.
- Go over the volunteer opportunities opening up in November – December.
For more information go to the eventbrite site where the event is listed, which you will find here.
Meanwhile as part of a project involving East Carolina University, students at South Lenoir High School are using Second Life in their classes. The classes are open to students in good academic standing with subjects such as Computer Science, Biology, English and personal finance, credits from these classes are recognised by other colleges or universities in the state, for more information read this news story or go to East Carolina’s Second Life page here.