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Academics Going Virtual

A recent conference at Case Western Reserve University looked at the pros and cons of academic blogs, which now number in the thousands. The participants also explored how 3-D virtual worlds, like Second Life, will influence academe. Some professors are wary of this new model for fear, in the words of one commentator, “that we’re not needed anymore.”

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