Second Life in Education. What is it? Why use it? What to do with it? Anything to worry about?. SL in numbers. opened in June 2003 Almost 10 million registered users 30 000 simultaneous registrations 54 % Europeans (Feb 2007) Average age 33 Women 41 %
What is it?
Why use it?
What to do with it?
Anything to worry about?
Actually, that was 12 good reasons!
Much better feeling of community
(compared to traditional e-learning)
Much more fun
Easier to participate
Lower threshold for asking questions
(compared to face-to-face teaching)
Hanna TorpÅbo Akademi University has tested it.
Let’s go and see…
It is crucial to pay careful attention to the pedagogical quality here as well. There is always the danger of hype in new phenomena like this. A good idea and good-quality content are still the most important things. There should be added value.