USING SECOND LIFE
The SLENZ Guide for Learners
SLENZ Project developer Todd Cochrane (SL: Toddles Lightworker, pictured), learning designer Leigh Blackall (SL: Leroy Goalpost) and members of the project team have put together a collection of notes, links, pictures, videos and comments aimed at helping people to use Second Life before and when they first enter the virtual world.
For both the experienced computer user and the virtual “newbie” – to the computer and virtual worlds – Cochrane’s “Using Second Life – a guide for learners” in WikiEducator in an attractive and easily-digested format should prove both useful and fun for those wanting a rewarding experience in the virtual world of Second Life.
The simple-to-use guide covers among other things: Creating your account; Landing in the right place; Moving your avatar and camera control: Personalisation; Search, locate, retrieve, store and manage information on locations; Inventory management; Safety; Appropriate behaviour – “SLetiquette”; Communicating in learning groups; How to build; Exercises – practising your skills; Education and training in MUVEs.
Although expressly created for the SLENZ Project, the guide provides a welcome addition to the growing body of material on Second Life in that it pulls a number of strands together in one place, in a practical, free-to-use format.