I'm a 2nd year PhD student with IET. I'm looking into the role of mobile devices in informal science learning, but I have become interested by the Schome search for alternative approaches to education, particularly the home educating system.
My avatar is the one with the red hair, but it's red no longer. Kind of blue and black - one of the advantages of Second Life. Constantly dynamic appearance. Good thing we all have our names floating above our heads in the virtual world.
Update November 2007 - OK, my hair's gone back to red again. One of the advantages of SL :)