A coworker directed me to an interesting article today on the website of Sam Houston State University about their virtual classroom in Second Life called BearKat Island. The article states that "through Second Life, at www.secondlife.com, professors can incorporate any traditional classroom activity, from PowerPoint presentations to lectures to assigning class projects, virtually, and literally. They can even invite speakers from across the globe to guest lecture to their students." The advantage of using virtual classrooms is their interesting, and innovative format appeals to a tech-savvy generation of students and allows instructors to extend their knowledge to a global community.
Read article here!