The University of Washington’s iSchool and University of Washington Education Outreach offered a Certificate in Virtual Worlds. In Winter Quarter 2009, we began a journey with students from across the nation. We entered into a series of virtual worlds in order to identify what the heck is this all about? What are the advantages of using a virtual world for education, for business, for fun, for self-fulfillment.
We agreed to stay together for an entire year, from Winter Quarter, through Spring Quarter, and finally ending up in Summer Quarter. We also choose to live by our virtual names and chronicle our experience both in a virtual world that we would choose and a Wiki. This blog is the story of our year together in what we called our Virtual BioDome.