Second Life is an example of an MMPORPG or Massive MultiPlayer Online Role Playing Game. I want to call your attention to the potential value of gaming for education. While gaming will never replace face-to-face education, it does deserve serious consideration as a valuable resource.
An introduction to Brigadoon, a Second Life Autism community started by John Lester, a gentleman with a distinguished career building organizing Special Needs communities.
Video “Second Life residents speak out”
Can Second Life therapy help with autism? American Psychological Association (APA) September 2009, Vol 40, No. 8
The Second Life in New Zealand Project utilizes this technology to produce training videos for healthcare providers and expectant couples.