2009 2009-Getting Started

Orientation in Second Life

Presenter: Alan Hudson, Deborah Butler, Lawal Mohamed
Location: London, United Kingdom
Link to presenter’s K12Online Ning Profile page

Presentation Title: Orientation in Second Life

Presentation Description: New users of virtual worlds can find the interfaces and controls of 3D platforms difficult and confusing. Currently in Second life new users initially find their avatars in a space for orientation with other new users and possibly with helpers and guides to assist them. This video looks at different approaches to the design of these areas.

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  1. Kay Endriss

    See my blog post on today’s date (13DEC) to see what actions I took after watching this video. Thanks to all the presenters and to K12 Online! Happy Holidays!

  2. Debs Butler

    Thank you Kay, I checked out your blog. Very illuminating. I am glad that what we have done has stimulated you to have your own new user experience. I am thrilled to see that the video was so insightful to see that you could manage to do much of it by yourself. Thank you for your feedback. Debs Butler

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  4. Sarah

    Very Interesting! I didn’t realize so much went into getting people familiar with a program.

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