If it weren’t hard enough to live in the real world (or perhaps because of how hard it is), virtual computer worlds have long had a following. Second Life is currently the best known virtual environment, and, as such, has already attracted serious attention from academics, both those who are interested in studying the phenomenon, as well as those who think it can be put to good use in the classroom.
The TLT Group is holding several online workshops in July for educators. For more information, visit http://www.tltgroup.org/Registration/DescriptionPage/2ndlifehow_to.htm
If you are an experienced Second Lifer, you can help Sarab Robbins (Ball State University) write Second Life for Dummies. Visit her blog at http://www.secondlife.intellagirl.com/.