Virtual Fieldtrips and Second Life

I really don't know much about 3-D worlds, virtual reality, and such, but I'm taking my plunge. About three weeks ago I received an email invitation reading,
"On August 4th, 2008, and again on August 6th, Alliance Library System, in cooperation with LearningTimes, will offer a one-day conference exploring the possibilities of using virtual worlds to teach literature and to promote its appreciation for people of all ages. The conference, entitled "Stepping into Literature: Bringing New Life to Books through Virtual Worlds," will be held entirely in the virtual world of Second Life, allowing participants to attend from any location with a computer and a broadband Internet connection. " Read More

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Comment by Rich White on July 31, 2008 at 9:40pm
The unfortunate thing about Secondlife is its an adult only environment (and the teen grid is a nightmare to get background checks for all the teachers and students 18&over you want in-world) ... there is some encouraging work being done with Opensim ... and we are also doing some work with the Cobalt Metaverse you may find useful here - http://edusim3d.com

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