Check Out Second Life With Your Prof.

Librarian Brian Matthews, the Ubiquitous Librarian, is helping students at Georgia Tech investigate the wider world of technology in Second Life, says this article from Campus Technology.

Students are invited to “check out” land parcels in order “to hang out, explore, and learn the basics of the software.”

“Our [rationale] is that if there is an interest, let’s say 20 students or more, then we’ll work toward purchasing an island for them,” wrote Matthews in his blog. “The idea is still in the very early stages, but ideally we’re following this basic principal: just as [students] can [check out] a book, they can also [check out] a plot of virtual land. In this framework it becomes a discovery experience.”