CNN reports in Educators Explore Second Life Online today that “A growing number of educators are getting caught up in the wave [of Second Life]. NYUMore than 60 schools and educational organizations have set up shop in the virtual world and are exploring ways it can be used to promote learning.”

“Students interact with each other and there’s a regular sense of classroom interaction. It feels like a college campus,” said Rebecca Nesson, who leads a class jointly offered by Harvard Law School and Harvard Extension. She holds class discussions in “Second Life” as well as office hours for extension students. Some class-related events are also open to the public — or basically anyone with a broadband connection.” Story continues here…