Sceptics start to see the other side of Second Life

Study finds virtual learning environments taking off despite dogged hostility. Hannah Fearn reports Hostility between academics who advocate teaching through virtual worlds and those who scorn the idea is being blamed for holding back the evolution of higher education. The warning comes despite evidence that universities are slowly embracing virtual environments such as Second Life for teaching, according to a report from the Virtual World Watch consultancy. The report, Zen and the Art of Avatar…