Second Life and Autism

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

Gaming is being taken quite seriously by institutions of higher learning

Can Second Life therapy help with autism? American Psychological Association (APA)  September 2009, Vol 40, No. 8

Second Life Autism Museum

The Second Life in New Zealand Project  utilizes this technology to produce training videos for healthcare providers and expectant couples.


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