That was a surprise.
I'm in the closing stages of a small piece of work for the Eduserv Foundation, looking at Second Life developments in UK Higher Education. Up until yesterday dinnertime, I'd come to the conclusion that, apart from a handful of universities, there wasn't really anything going on. Searching in SL, in the wider literature body, blogosphere, and posting on mailing lists hadn't brought in much to go on.
As an afterthought, I spent some time yesterday evening going through my Facebook contacts who are in UK Higher Education, and Facebook-mailed some of them individually, asking if they knew of of any SL developments in their host institution.
Very unexpectedly, I've just checked the somewhat busy Facebook inbox (14 new emails overnight) to find a rather large clutch of examples in replies. One Scottish university has three different departments doing things in SL. Ah. Good. Why Facebook emails turned up this clutch, and other media have failed to do so, is something to chew on another time.
Only downside is that I've got just a week left to dig out some more details from this new batch of examples. And finish off the other bits of the report, pack, get my hair cut (hippy) and knock up three presentations for my US trip. Urg. So, no more blogging for a while.