Thursday, February 14, 2008

another class

Last night I visited Lauren Gelman's class at Stanford Law School. Lauren is the Executive Director of the Center for Internet and Society. Fun discussion about law, regulation, and virtual worlds. What stood out for me was how positive the class described their experiences in Second Life, especially when compared to what I saw with the APOC students. However, once we dug in a bit more, we discovered was that the law students' initial reaction was quite similar to those of my students. The difference was that the Stanford students were required to visit Second Life several times over a few weeks. They ended up building enough social connections, knowledge of the world, and interest to overcome the initial challenges.

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