Phelan Corrimal


Kevin Feenan/ Phelan Corrimal, Rockliffe University

Any proficient software user knows that skill-building classes can save hours of learning-curve. As virtual worlds take time to gain user proficiency, Rockliffe University assists residents to best use the technology. The school structure also fits the culture of the virtual world, gaining in real world credibility.

Highlights from his article that embellishes overviews by Liane Sebastian/ Eleanor Medier.


People learn by having an opportunity to make mistakes in a supportive environment. SL is a safe place where you are free to be yourself—or someone else—and be challenged. If you have never had a business, why not try one here first? Set up a store, learn about accounting, marketing, socializing, programming, systems analysis, customer service, project management, human resources, economics, math, science, or languages—its all here. Quite often, people don’t like putting themselves “out there” in real life. In SL, you are just an avatar. People find it much easier to experiment behind a mask of anonymity. This is a great place for establishing apprenticeships and forming peer-to-peer relations. The two key things SL is best for are role-play and simulation. SL is also is a playground. We believe in self-directed education, and allow people to try things they maybe have never done before. —Phelan Corrimal, Rockliffe University

ARTICLE by Phelan Corrimal, published by Liane Sebastian/ Eleanor Medier:

Experience from Adaptation”    

LINKS for Phelan Corrimal




Liane Sebastian wears an editor’s hat, designer’s coat, and artist’s shoes.






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