On Saturday, February 11, Spanish-speaking journalists will be able to take a free course in Second Life on how to report on disaster situations. Offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Virtual Journalism Learning Center , the three-hour course will teach reporters the basic strategies and decision-making skills needed to cover a natural disaster or crisis situation (flood, earthquake, health pandemic, etc.). Argentinean journalist Sandra Crucianelli will be the main instructor.
I do wonder what the advantages of teaching in a virtual world environment versus a webinar format are for this kind of training. Perhaps they will simulate a crisis situation like a flood and have the journalists have to decide what to do in real time?
Head to the VJLC website for more information on how to apply and participate.