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North Carolina High School Students Attend Their First College Classes on Second Life

North Carolina High School Students Attend Their First College Classes on Second Life

Early college programs have become increasingly popular for students who wish to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school. Traditionally, the students will attend some or all of their classes by traveling to the college campus they are taking courses from. However, Eastern Carolina University has put a new spin on this concept…Read more about North Carolina High School Students Attend Their First College Classes on Second Life[…]

Genome Island: A Virtual Science Environment in Second Life

Genome Island: A Virtual Science Environment in Second Life

Genome Island: A Virtual Science Environment in Second Life Mary Anne Clark Mary Anne Clark describes the organization and uses of Genome Island, a virtual laboratory complex constructed in Second Life. Genome Island was created for teaching genetics to university undergraduates but also provides a public space where anyone interested in genetics can spend aRead more about Genome Island: A Virtual Science Environment in Second Life[…]

7 Things You Should Know About Second Life

7 Things You Should Know About Second Life

Second Life is a virtual world with tens of millions of square meters of virtual lands, more than 13 million “residents,” and a thriving economy. Large numbers of colleges and universities—or, in some cases, individual departments or faculty—are active in Second Life, not only for academic purposes but also for campus visits, recruiting activities forRead more about 7 Things You Should Know About Second Life[…]