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Getting a (Second) Life

Here’s an intriguing item about Second Life, the virtual world that’s becoming increasingly well-received on campuses, from The Chronicle’s free Wired Campus newsletter. Administrators at large, public universities are beginning to see the technology as a solution to classroom overcrowding. One commentator on Second Life predicts that “universities will adapt to radiant technologies, or face extinction. With the nascent technologies, we will see the blossoming of virtual learning everywhere.”

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