Last week I had the pleasure of being in the audience when Claudia Linden presented a DEN webinar about education in Second Life. Although most of the information was not new to me, or to some others in the audience, it was valuable nonetheless, for the insight and unique position that Claudia holds at Linden Lab, and the way that she addresses all education issues presented. The oft asked question “Will there be an EduGrid.” met the same response as it has previously, “At this time there is no plan for an education grid.” Yet, it was gratifying to hear that the good folks at Linden Lab are very aware of the growing presence of educators in Second Life, and the potential for learning therein, and that they are cognizant of the need for some alternate kind of access for teacher and students.
After the webinar, Claudia visited the DEN in EduIsland II, and although I had trouble getting into the SIM (it appeared as water), I finally arrived, and as the evening concluded, we were left with a beautiful Flickr Stream. Thank you Claudia for all of the great work you do with SL on behalf of educators and students.