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Language Learning and Teaching with the aid of Technology

The EVO course, Teaching and Learning in Second Life, has kicked off to a flying start (if I am allowed to mix metaphors): http://tlinvw.ning.com
Looking at the questions section in the Ning, I am reminded of the long learning curve faced by newbies. These introductory tutorials may help make life easier for newcomers to Second Life:

1. My own Introduction to Second Life, which is downloadable from Section 14.2.1 of Module 1.5 at the ICT4LT site.

2. Dennis Newson’s Introduction to Second Life for Beginners. The introduction contains a useful Alphabetical List of Key Commands in Second Life, with screenshots of the menus in which

3. Two excellent sets of Video Training Materials on Second Life have been produced by Russell Stannard. These make use of the Camtasia screen capture software with voiceovers:
- Second Life Part 1
- Second Life Part 2
These tutorials make use of the Camtasia screen capture software with voiceovers.

4. Getting started in Second Life: The first part of this JISC PDF document covers the basics of Second Life and the second part focuses on the more advanced skills of building and scripting, designing courses in Second Life, as well as offering useful practical advice on setting up Second Life in an educational institution.

5. Second Life staff have produced a series of video tutorials covering a wide range of activities and skills you need in SL: http://wiki.SecondLife.com/wiki/Video_Tutorials

6. 30 (and more) things every newbie should know before starting Second Life: http://tinyurl.com/kw3ema

7. The Orientation Garden on Angel Learning Isle has a series of posters covering the basics of SL and a useful glossary of SL terminology.

8. YouTube has a Playlist of Linden Lab Second Life Tutorials. Many other video tutorials submitted by the public can be found in YouTube. Search for keywords.

I'll be skiing in Austria during the next two weeks, but I have free wifi access in my hotel and I may give into the temptation to log into SL from time to time.

Graham Davies

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