Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sloodle: Second Life meets Moodle

This is a video of a person blogging from Second Life straight into a Moodle site using Sloodle.

I haven't spent a lot of time in Second Life (SL) or World of Warcraft (WoW), but they're an interesting vision for Web 3.0 as an interactive, three dimensional virtual world populated by avatars and autonomous code. I think SL more closely resembles the virtuality imagined by Neal Stephenson's in Snowcrash rather than the matrix of William Gibson's Neuromancer.

Moodle is an open source virtual learning enviroment (VLE) like Lexis' Blackboard or TWEN (The Westlaw Educational Network).

I used Moodle at UCLA for my information-seeking behavior class with Dr. Leah Lievrouw and it worked well, except we didn't enough dedicated bandwidth to support the chat function.

Sloodle is the integration of Moodle with Second Life.

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