Universities register for virtual future

Technology news source CNET has another report from Sun Microsystem’s Worldwide Education and Research Conference, being held this week in San Francisco. This report looks at how virtual worlds are already beginning to change higher education. For example, more than 70 universities reportedly have built island campuses in the virtual world Second Life. Charles Reed, head of the California State University system, says he’s worried about classroom space in the future because of expanding enrollment. Consequently, Reed said, he envisions students becoming more like telecommuters. They might meet with faculty and peers one day a week on campus, and then use simulations, virtual worlds, and downloaded information the rest of the week to complete coursework…


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