The world of teaching has changed in the past decade with the creation of the Internet. Both students and teachers have the entire world at their fingertips. One of the latest components in the online teaching arsenal is the “game” Second Life. Second Life is an online world with its own citizenry, businesses and economy. Some people have also used Second Life for educational purposes as well. The classroom is Second Life’s newest and perhaps most fertile environment.
This blog will incorporate several items from Web 2.0. A real-time Twitter feed from a Second Life user/in-world teacher Jokaydia’s website is on the side of the blog. By using BlogSpot, Twitter and YouTube all together, Web 2.0 technology can be used in many different ways.
A recent episode of popular TV show CSI: NY best illustrates not only Second Life’s popularity, but also aspects of avatars, game play and potential usage in education.