Online synthetic world gets a ‘real world’ news bureau

It appears that Reuters has opened a virtual new agency in Second Life, an online virtual world boasting nearly 1.8 million ‘residents’, of which over 400,000 login regularly.

It will be interesting to see what impact synthetic worlds and games/simulations might have on education. There is much discussion in higher education around gaming-simulation in education. I attended quite a few presentations at the recent AECT 2006 conference in Dallas. I plan to share more on these topics in the blog.

see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6054352.stm

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