NASA Learning Technologies has issued a Request for Information (RFI):
“Development of a NASA-based Massively Multiplayer Online Learning Game.”
Here’s the URL:
The deadline if 15 Feb 08 for the RFI, with an RFP likely in March.
From ipp.gsfc.nasa.gov/mmo :
“Virtual worlds with scientifically accurate simulations could permit learners to tinker with chemical reactions in living cells, practice operating and repairing expensive equipment, and experience microgravity – making it easier to grasp complex concepts and quickly transfer this understanding to practical problems”
Source via SocialResearchFoundation.org
So, will it be:
Just a small step for an avatar, but a giant leap for mankind?