I suspect is quite possible that will start to become part of the job of most professors in the future.
Second Life, a popular Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE), is increasingly being used for virtual education, most notably by
The SimTeach website provides detailed information regarding how teaching works in an online environment:
Here are a few of my recent publications on this topic:
- Hebert, D. G. (2008). “Reflections on Teaching the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music Online,” International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, Vol. 39, No. 1 (pp.93-103).
- Hebert, D. G. (2007). “Five Challenges and Solutions in Online Music Teacher Education,” Research and Issues in Music Education, Vol. 5 [www.stthomas.edu/rimeonline/index.htm].
*Update (8/14/08) The Music Education Technology Network is a useful new resource for academic exchange in this area: