Another Life: Virtual Worlds as Tools for Learning discusses the special qualities of the avatarian experience in Second Life, and answers the question, "are virtual worlds a breakthrough technology that will forever reshape learning and business? Or are they this season's over-hyped fad?"
The article asks us to look at the technology with fresh eyes, and look for what are the special sensibilities and opportunities of the virtual environment. The article identifies five "sensibilities" special to the Second Life environment:
- The Sense of Self
- The Death of Distance
- The Power of Presence, Sense of Space and the Capacity to Co-create
- The Pervasiveness of Practice
- The Enrichment of Experience