Project to Build Virtual Learning Platform Within Popular Online Worlds Wins Financial Support

Virtual-reality software that researchers are developing exclusively for educational uses will get technical support from the Federation of American Scientists and funds from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a group that promotes entrepreneurship, a Boston College instructor announced at a gathering on Saturday at Harvard University.

The instructor, Aaron E. Walsh, is leading the ambitious multimillion-dollar project to build a virtual-reality platform within commercial