I must admit that although I think educational games are a great way to learn, I have yet to sit back, relax, and play a few educational games on my iPad. My kids use it more than I do! But I am intrigued by virtual reality. In class, we were presented with QR code, or Quick Response code, that is a two-dimensional matrix barcode (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code). Basically you scan and wallah! You get a video or a link to a website or promotional video or whatever it may be. It is actually quite fun!
Check out the QR code for my blog:
If you have a QR scanner on your smart phone, it will take you directly to my blog. Aah, the wonders of technology when you finally understand it!
Second Life is another an online virtual world. Users can create avatars to use it to interact with one another. At work, people can hold virtual meetings with one another. In school, it can be used with students interacting with one another. In the military, there can be virtual "war rooms" for army personnel to practice.
Here is a look at a YouTube video explaining Second Life for all you visual learners:
Second Life is collaborative, interactive, global, and a learning tool. As interesting as it may seem, I do not have much interest in it. Just my thoughts..