We want to develop a prioritized list of features/characteristics that are important and necessary to educators for Linden Lab to incorporate in its "next generation" virtual world platform currently underdevelopment.
On this page we ask you to prioritize two categories of features that are important for effective use of a virtual world for educational purposes.
Recently, MIT Education Arcade announced commission of a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) that would teach students content aligned to Common Core Math Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Virtual world Second Life now supports the Oculus Rift The Next Web Linden Lab is hoping to rejuvenate the community for its massively multiplayer online (MMO) video game Second Life by supporting the popular Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
I just had a short exchange with Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey on the future of Second Life and other virtual worlds in VR, following up on his comments at SVVR. Did he have anything to add about Second Life's...
OK. ‘Nature’ ‘documentary.’ This is a David Attenborough-style nature “mockumentary” made inside Grand Theft Auto V, the open-world crime game, which came out last year. Narrated by a British man and scored by swelling classical music, it uses the virtual world of GTA to present a narrative about nature despoiled by human activity. Of course, it’s […]
Step aside Olympians – the new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional gaming. Electronic sports (or esports) are now mainstream, drawing more than a million viewers in large tournaments and…
Gameforge has announced their new mobile MMO game, Animas Online, available now for Google Play. Localized in nine languages, players will fight in a fantasy world, hacking and slashing with other players — or against ...
Helen Farley's insight:
Given that virtual worlds are not readily available on mobile devices, could this game become a platform for education?
"Minecraft explorers worldwide excavate sand to smelt into glass, diamonds to hone into swords and redstone to power millions of digital creations. Amber Palmer’s fifth-graders visit the Minecraft universe to dig into U.S.