Education in Virtual Worlds

Education Professional on Virtual World Trends

Glenn Wiebe, who blogs at History Tech and maintains the site Social Studies Central, recently blogged about future trends in the virtual space.

Wiebe writes about the ongoing fight between educators and Congress, which is trying to pass the Deleting Online Predators Act to limit the use of Web 2.0 in schools. Wiebe writes that one solution to help Congress not be afraid of Web 2.0 in schools is “to use less threatening virtual worlds than Second Life.”

Wiebe cites a number of new sites, including MinyanLand geared towards kids in grades 4-8, and ActiveWorlds. He then points his readers to two sources that merit mention again here: the Virtual Worlds Review, and the SL Education wiki.

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