|Description: In the middle of a virtual beach is docked a cartoonishly |
rendered pirate ship, complete with a large skull and crossbones flag.
I actually like how most of these islands represent an attempt by education institutions to embrace the weirdness of the web. The current crop of education startups seem bland and antiseptic in comparison to these virtual worlds. I can’t take a Coursera class on a pirate ship, or attend office hours in front of an edX campfire. And honestly, that’s probably a good thing. But it makes the web slightly less interesting.Interestingly enough, the impending release of the Occulus Rift to the commercial market might breathe some new life into Second Life.