Fake U on SecondLife

While real bricks-and-mortar universities are experimenting with creating virtual campuses in Second Life, some fans of the online RPG are creating a make-believe cyber-university all their own, complete with coffee shops, pizza joints, a sports center, a library and classrooms. The Chronicle’s Wired Campus blog reports that Kindly State University set up earlier this month on Second Life. “Tuition is 200 Linden dollars (virtual money), and admission comes with a virtual laptop. Financial aid is available to qualified candidates.”


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No fear of the “Freshman Fifteen” at Kindly State University. Image via Kindly State U co-creator Roberta Beauchamp‘s Flickr images.

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Now playing: Manu Chao – Besoin de la Lune
via FoxyTunes

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Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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