Rebecca Nesson's homepage: http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/%7Enesson/
Archived Biography: Universities are great repositories of knowledge and enthusiasm about education. Yet academics are frequently dismissed as out of touch with the public. Perhaps this is because we don't make more effort to be in touch and to share what we have to offer. What's more, opening our courses to the public offers great potential for improving the experience and education of our enrolled students.
At the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School we are putting this ideology into practice on Berkman Island in the 3D virtual world of Second Life. We offer courses to enrolled students and the public at-large as well as shorter duration educational experiences, such as moot courts and moderated discussions.
I'm basically the doyenne of Berkman Island (via my avatar Rebecca Berkman -- see above...) and I'm free to imagine, plan, and execute whatever we want do. The interest and excitement is wonderful. Join us!
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Join Second Life (free but not open)
Go to Berkman Island
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Learn why SL is not a panacea
Learn about Croquet, which could become a panacea