SL Status

SecondLife is a fascinating opportunity that is only practical for the your Bleeding Edge adopters. SL value comes from the exploration, but not from the implementation. For all that you can do in SL you can do much easier in RealLife. But doing it in SL may be justified because of the TechnoSocial aspects that may be important in a specific Teaching & Learning process. We have a few power users who probably spend way too much time in SL. So buying them some land was like outfitting a wagon train to cross America in the early 1800’s. The feedback I get from that small investment is extremely valuable for helping me understand where Cyber Learning may be going.

About ghsmith76

Greg Smith is currently the Interim CIO at Western Washington University. Prior to WWU Greg was the CIO at Missouri S&T, and before that the CIO for George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Greg went to the Northwest from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis, IN. where he served as the Director of IT for 8 years. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard primarily with the Analytical Group working out of San Francisco,Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Greg's passion as a CIO in Higher Education comes from his belief that Technology can benefit Teaching & Learning.

Posted on December 23, 2008, in Education, technology and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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