Tools for Getting Started in Second LifeApril 22, 2008
Elena at Lively Learning posted some comments about Second Life for education in response to my liveblogging of the TCC Keynote Why do we need a Second Life? (Her original post is in Russian; the Google translation gave me enough to get the gist of her post.)
In response to my comment on her post, she asked this question:
In your comment you’ve mentioned about last year’s introduction to second life – is possible to find it somewhere? Second Life is not popular in Russia now but it is obvious that interesting is raising. I would appreciate if you can give some information about it!
Unfortunately, the archive from TCC 2007 isn’t public and requires paid registration. However, there seem to be lots of free online tools available.
I’ve bookmarked a few Second Life resources previously.
- For just getting started using Second Life, these video tutorials are really helpful.
- I haven’t spent much time with it, but the New Media Consortium’s Getting Started page is probably where I’ll go first when I decide to start playing with SL again.
- For educational purposes, I’m sure the folks at the SLED (Second Life Education) community would have lots of ideas. The SLED blog looks good too.
- This wiki with educational uses of Second Life has a number of resources.
- Karl Kapp’s MSIT Second Life wiki has lots of resources. You could also search his blog archives, as he writes about Second Life often.
I know I have readers with a lot more experience in Second Life than me. What resources have been helpful to you? What would you recommend for Elena? Is there anything on Second Life in Russian?