The Oregon Writing Project at the University of Oregon has recently launched a professional development project, called Project DIRECT. The purpose of this project is to use the immersive quality in Second Life and provide a space for 20 teachers from rural schools to meet, learn and integrate technology into their practices
The goal of Project DIRECT (Distance Innovations for Rural Educators using Communication Technologies) is to enhance the abilities of participating teachers to integrate technology into their practices for content area teaching reading, writing, and studying. Since this is a new endeavor for the Oregon Writing Project we hope to learn more about how to conduct high quality professional programs using immersive worlds as a place to bring geographic disparate teachers together to learn, share, and create community.
For more information please visit Project DIRECT’s website