The new ‘in thing’ in corporate education is using virtual worlds like Second Life for training. I use some of the tools used to create Second Life characters and worlds to create components to use within training tools (such as avatar guides). I’ve attended several ‘virtual conferences’ on Second Life..
I don’t see at all why they couldn’t or wouldn’t use this. It is easy to hide activity on there, unlike a forum, it isn’t archived in a way that is easily accessible. You can also create virtual models of buildings and neighborhoods that could be used for planning. The way the Second Life world is set up, it would also be easy to hide.
Yes, I have been following the Second Life discussions for awhile.