"The Ultimate Distance Learning." The New York Times for January 07, 2007's Education section has an article on Second Life. The reporter mentions that the Second Life experience helps classes bond - and that it is not conducive to a straight lecture presentation - and that the platform encourages class discussion.
That discussion about what can best be accomplished on Second Life keeps coming up on the SLED discussion list. Is SL a place to gather an audience and lecture? Or is that sort of content better delivered beforehand through readings, podcasts, etc. with other kinds of activities taking place in Second Life? It's the same question I have about real life face-to-face classes. What's the best way to use that synchronous time? I want to keep thinking about that.