UAA's Second Life Island
Second Life is a 3D world where everyone you see is a real person and every place you visit is built by the users. Much work is being done in Second Life in education and training.
UAA has an island in Second Life called "University of Alaska Anchorage, Seawolves" as part of the New Media Consortium Virtual Worlds, which helps help learning-focused organizations explore the potential of virtual spaces in a manner that builds on community knowledge.
Visit the Second Life Education Wiki to learn more about using Second Life in education.
Innovative use of Second Life at UA
Prince Williams Sound Community College (PWSCC) Virtual wet lab system seeks to provide a “hands on” lab environment where students can do a live lab together, regardless of physical location.
From the "UAA Case Notes" March 2012 Newsletter:
PWSCC Virtual Worlds Designer Don Bickley and Assistant Professor of Biology Julie Fronzuto's innovative Second Life distance laboratory learning placed 1st in the "Engaging Learning" focus area of the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge. PWSCC's virtual labs are helping students experience a real-time learning environment.
PWSCC's Virtual Lab Tour