Second Life has really taken off as of late, and this new world, complete with its own economy, is of interest to some in the business world. Many businesses make use of Second Life to promote products, and it provides an interesting subject of study for those in business education. But when it comes to Second Life, no business school is making better use of it than INSEAD.
INSEAD is currently developing a virtual school, complete with lecture halls, research labs, and lounge areas, designed to supplement their real-world program. The idea is for students to be able to better interact with instructors, fellow students, and even potential employers.
It’s not clear just how well this will pan out for INSEAD, but it’ll be interesting to see if other schools follow suit, and just how effective it becomes.
Source: Second Life B-School Student.