The Chronicle of Higher Education has a story up today from an interview with the co-founder of Second Life, Corey Ondrejka:
Corey was speaking at a conference on Collaboration Technology and Engaging the Campus 2008. He stated in the interview that educators are out blazing many of the trails in virtual worlds today.
One very relevant quote from the interview is:
“The challenges with Second Life is it has significant technical challenges for use,” he said, noting that it takes powerful computers and fast network connections for Second Life to function properly. “You can’t assume that your students are going to be able to run Second Life within the school’s network infrastructure.”
Check out the entire article at the above link for more from this interview.