One virtual environment I do like a lot is Second Life – a 3D massively-multiuser world of fun. Many of the residents of Second Life object to it being called a game, including myself. Without goals or objectives its really just a space for exploration and adventure in which you can create, explore and chat. It has already attracted a lot of educators and has, I think, a lot of potential use for education and learning.
Tomorrow Dr. John Bransford, a prominent education psychology researcher, will be giving a talk in Second Life: “Virtual Environments as ways to Reorganize Thinking about Research and Education”. The talk starts at 12 noon Pacific Time (SL time)/ 8pm UK time.
Barring disasters, I’ll be there – with spiky blue hair and a red T.