This is an interesting blog post from University Affairs about the perceived ups and downs of Second Life as discovered by Loyalist College, the first Canadian college to have a presence in Second Life. The post cites the learning curve to truly understand SL and computer hardware requirements as drawbacks to educating in the virtual world. The college does believe that SL offers the most opportunities for educators.
I understand that hardware requirements can be an issue, but I am hard pressed to believe that the learning curve is a factor for college students when exploring SL. Thoughts?
Written by: Beth J. Bates