I am looking to use unreal to create a 3d learning zone for my students, many of whom are soon to go off on study leave for examinations. We already have a school website, but I thought it would be a more pleasant environment if they could communicate with each other and have access to videos/ posters etc ingame. Is it possible to text chat with others in this game engine? I don’t suppose VOIP or similar is available is it? I’m just trying to find out which playform to use for my purposes. Others have suggested Second Life… but its not at all appropriate for the age level I teach. My oldest students are 16. SL contains a lot of content that would be very inappropriate.
Your help/guidance would be much appreciated.