Second Life

05-Dec-2007

MEC Marketing Assistant, Julian Chant, writes:

Have you heard about the ever-growing online phenomenon known as Second Life? It’s a 3D virtual world inhabited and created by millions of ‘residents’ from around the globe.

A view of Second Life

Second Life is a great new communication medium that has a lot of potential for online learning. There are currently a number of in-world venues that cater for ELT including the English Village and languagelab.com.

has been using several new 3D technologies including ‘Holo-teaching’: a tool that enables an online learning space to be instantly changed into any new space imaginable, which can provide interesting role play scenarios for students.

Similarly, on top of providing ELT classes and self-learning areas online, languagelab.com offers events and meeting places where students and teachers can interact in the 3D world.

To find out more, go to http://www.secondlife.com/.

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