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Welcome to INF 315e Working in Virtual Worlds
second life pictureIn today's hyper cluttered space, knowledge workers are continuously expected to learn and innovate with new computer supported cooperative tools. As the work place continues to grow virtually, we are challenged to learn and master new forms of computer-based collaboration. While consumers spend more time using virtual worlds, a growing number of corporations are turning to these interactive worlds as a place to connect their clients in a new way. This begs the question, "Do virtual worlds present significant collaboration potential for real-life companies?"

While evolving work pratices into this arena may be daunting, the potential is limitless as experts begin to identify virtual worlds as an evolution of the internet experience. Last year alone, the GDP of the Second Life world was upwards of $65 million. This is the value in U.S. dollars of all goods and services sold in-world. Are virtual worlds providing a real opportunity to connect people or are they just another marketing trend doomed to fail?

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