Bradley University's Ed Lamoureux and his online counterpart, Professor Beliveau, will soon be teaching an entire course in Second Life. Entitled "Field Research in Second Life" (Multimedia 490, MM 490), up to eight students will spend three weeks examining life from within the MMO. There will be a one-hour lecture class each week; you can read all about Lamoureux's class objectives here. Furthermore, you can read about his initial struggles in Second Life here. Part three of his tales should be up soon.
NMC Campus Observor conducted an audio interview with the professor. Second Life as field research is a brilliant idea and we hope he succeeds. For his next course, how about a sociological study of behavior in World of Warcraft?
Second Life Insider
[via Kotaku; thanks, vidGuy]