SECOND LIFE ORIENTATION
Quickstart Guide for ‘noobs’,
and ‘not-so-noobs’ …
It’s been around for a little time now but it was still good to see that the Lindens have put out a new Quickstart Guide to Second Life in PDF format
Terming the seven-page document “elegant” and “stylish” , Second Life guru and training video-maker Torley Linden (pictured) says that it is perfect for perusing and printing (to paper) either to prime your basic Second Life skills or getting started as the “noob” we all have been.
The only problem is that Kiwis apparently only read instructions or how-to-do messages as a last resort be it assembling lawn mowers or clotheslines, joining a blog or downloading software.
However, I would suggest that all educators should either print and distribute this “airplane info booklet” style Quickstart Guide to all their “noob” students before they move into Second Life as well as placing the link/pdf in their “Freebie orientation pack”.
It could save tears later … or for the ‘not’so’noobs’ right now!
While you are in the mood for learning you can’t go past Torley’s “learning to live in Second Life “ tutorial videos on YouTube.
One of his best recent tutorials, if you have a good graphics card, is WINDLIGHT: Using the Day Cycle Editor