You might remember Karl Kapp from EDUC 6115 Week 3 his blog: http://karlkapp.blogspot.com/2007/01/out-and-about-discussion-on-educational.html included information about work he is doing on SecondLife (SL) in the area of Instructional Technology. Below is the first paragraph of his bio followed by his wikispaces page link for MS IT in SecondLife where he discusses how SL is being used in education.
Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., professor of instructional technology , is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. His background teaching e-learning classes, knowledge of adult learning theory, and experience training CEOs and front line staff provides him with a unique perspective on organizational learning.
Second Life Education Wiki: A great resource for educators in SL
Smith, M., & Berge, Z. L. (2009). Social learning theory in Second Life. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching 5(2), 439–445. Retrieved from