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Part 2 of a 2 part series designed to engage health and science academicians with Second Life for teaching and research. Part 2 focuses on necessary skills and streamlining the learning process to ...

Part 2 of a 2 part series designed to engage health and science academicians with Second Life for teaching and research. Part 2 focuses on necessary skills and streamlining the learning process to become active in Second Life (especially getting through Orientation and Help Islands efficiently).

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  • Getting Started in Second Life Patricia F. Anderson Sharon K. Grayden © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
  • Naming Your Avatar
    • You select from a list of last names SL provides
    • You choose your first name
    • Names are case-sensitive
    • Do not use numbers or punctuation in your name
    • Think about how you will be nicknamed, and what your initials will be
    • Privacy issues-your RL (real life) name vs your SL (second life) name
  • About Orientation Island
    • First place you land
    • Where you learn the basics
    • Plan to spend some time here
  • Orientation Island: The Stars
  • Orientation Island: Appearance
  • Orientation Island: Edit Appearance
  • Orientation Island: Communicating
    • Chatting
    • History
    • Instant Message
    • Gestures
    • Voice / First Look
  • Orientation Island: Communicating: Instant Message & Chat
    • IM: For private or remote conversations
    • Chat: For public conversations
  • Orientation Island: Communicating: Gestures
  • Orientation Island: Communication
    • Voice is coming
      • Not as easy to capture transcripts
      • Captures tonal subtleties and interpretation
  • Orientation Island: Walking, flying, driving
    • Practice makes perfect
  • Orientation Island: Searching
  • Orientation Island: Searching
  • Orientation Island: Leaving
  • About Help Island
  • Help Island: Freebies & Sandbox & Tutorials, Oh My!
  • Where is Home?
    • When you leave Help Island …
    • … the very first place you land is automatically set to be your “Home”.
    • This is true even if it is someone else’s private space.
    • You can change the location of your “Home” when you own land or are considered a resident of a sim.
    • To change your “Home”, log in, and under the World menu, choose “Set Home to Here”.
  • Like the Way You Look
    • You don’t always want to look like newbie!
    Skin, hair, clothes, bling bling . . .
  • Free Stuff
    • GNUbie Store & Yadni’s
  • Free Stuff
    • Freebie Dungeon
    • Freebie Warehouse
  • More Places to Get Free Stuff
    • Places:
      • Free Dove - Gallii (115, 58, 32)
      • Live Action Roleplayers Association - Midge (230, 38, 140)
      • Landing Spot - Wagaland (110, 120, 31)
    • FreebieDeeBee (Freebie’s Database) at SLBoutique: http://www.slboutique.com/
    • Educational Freebies:
      • Open SLEdware (Group)
      • ISTE Idea Library (Place)
      • SL Boutique (Out-World)
  • Unpacking Your Goodies 1
    • Open inventory.
    • Find box of goodies.
    • Drag box from inventory onto the ground.
  • Unpacking Your Goodies 2
    • Right-click on box, choose “Open” from pop-up menu.
    • Choose “Copy to Inventory”.
    • Items now appear in your personal inventory as items you may wear.
    • Right-click again on the box on the ground, choose “Take.”
  • Is Anyone Around? Check the Mini-map Oops! Someone is right in front of me, I better not change my clothes here.
  • Changing Clothes
    • First, find a private place.
    • Open inventory.
    • Find item you want to wear.
    • Then either:
      • 1. Drag item onto your avatar.
      • OR
      • 2. Right-click on item in the inventory list, and choose “Wear” from the pop-up menu.
  • Make Outfit
    • TIP: Take a good look - did you remember your underwear & shoes?
  • All Finished - New Look
  • Culture & Community Ethics
    • The BIG 6!
    • Intolerance
    • Harassment
    • Assault
    • Disclosure
    • Indecency
    • Disturbing the Peace
  • Finding Interesting Groups & Places
  • Joining Groups
  • Group Messages
  • Your Mother Always Warned You
    • Zones: PG, Mature, Damage-enabled
    • Griefing
      • First Say “Please don’t”
        • Document, take pics, report
      • Sit Down
      • Go Home!
      • Logout
    • Antigriefing tools & tips (vehicles, scripts, etc.)
  • Stay in Safe Places Until You Are Ready
      • Find safe places:
        • Search for Shelter
        • Search for Refuge
        • Search for Safe
        • Pay attention to the zone rating
      • Educational & science sims
      • Libraries & museums
  • Lag - It Oughtta Be A 4-Letter Word
    • Just a few tips:
      • Clear cache
      • Check your hardware to make sure it meets recommended specifications
      • Check client-side preferences (reduce texture and graphic options, turn off audio, increase cache)
    • Resources:
      • http://secondlife.com/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=TechLag
      • http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php
  • Teaching? Read the FAQ
    • 2.1 What are the rules on ethics and behavior?
    • 2.2 Who is it for?
    • 2.3 How does it work?
    • 2.4 What are the computer hardware and networking requirements?
    • 2.5 Are there any age restrictions?
    • 2.6 What does it cost to bring my students and faculty into Second Life?
    • 2.7 Can I set up a large permanent private classroom in Second Life and restrict access to just my own students and faculty?
    • 2.8 I participated in the Campus: Second Life program previously, and now I'd love to have additional classes in Second Life! How can I go about setting up another class without buying a private island?
    • 2.9 How do I connect with other educators currently working on projects in Second Life?
    • 2.10 Is there a way for students in my class to communicate with each other using voice chat?
  • Links for “Newbies”
    • Second Life Newbies Tips 2007: http://www.slideshare.net/jokay/newbie-slides/
    • Hit the Ground Running in Second Life: http://www.slideshare.net/trottahe/hit-the-ground-running-in-second-life
    • How to Leave Orientation Island: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6wVRloSc4k
    • Taking on a Second Life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygc95U4fT3Y
  • Outworld Tutorials http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Video_Tutorials
  • Outworld Tutorials
    • Curriculum, Technology & Education Reform (CTER) (UIUC): Second Life Tutorials: http://cterport.ed.uiuc.edu/technologies_folder/SL/
    • Robin Wood Second Life Tutorials: http://www.robinwood.com/Catalog/Technical/SL-Tuts/SLTutSet.html
    • Second Life Wiki: Torley Linden’s List of Video Tutorials: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Video_Tutorials
    • Also, try searching for specific skills in Second Life in Google Video and YouTube.
  • Inworld Tutorials & Learning Groups
    • Places:
      • Ivory Tower Library of Primitives, Natoma (207, 170, 25)
      • Rockliffe University, Rockcliffe I (198, 87, 40)
      • Second Life Library, Info Island (184, 105, 33)
      • TeaZer Isle (218, 40, 300)
    • Groups:
      • Academy of Second Learning
      • New Citizens Inc.
  • Most Important Tip! Find a Friend (or Several)
    • Thanks from Lexi to my friends who answered questions, were generous with tips (functional & teaching), shared animations / clothes / landmarks / etc., and otherwise helped me learn about Second Life:
      • Marisa Naheed
      • Desideria Stockton
      • Eloise Pasteur
      • JJ Drinkwater
      • Max Chatnoir
      • Prijian Toland
      • Shoshana Epsilon
      • Cyndi Uriza
      • Dreamingen Writer
      • Eloise Pasteur
      • Geoelder Clary
      • Hodjazz Edman
      • Jokay Wollangong
      • Lludmila Mirrikh
      • Memetic Projects
      • Ollie Kubrick
      • Sinitta Shepherd
      • Thumbs Beck
      • Thursday Xu
      • Zazen Manbi
  • Getting Started in Second Life
    • Perplexity Peccable
    • (Patricia F. Anderson)
    • [email_address]
    • Vitesse Vella
    • (Sharon K. Grayden)
    • [email_address]
    © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.