Based on growing interest in the educational uses of virtual worlds, ITS has conducted four training events and demonstrations on Second Life. The focus of these events is to educate the UI community on the potential of virtual worlds in education and to receive feedback from students and faculty.
Second Life is an emerging technology that has exciting potential for instruction. Yet there are many instructional and technological issues that still need to be addressed. For more information, go to http://at.its.uiowa.edu/digimedia/virtualworlds/.