The semester is starting (ok we're in week 3 already! yikes)
Today the students in qualitative research methods started in secondlife. And it all went smoothly this semester. The computers downloaded the viewer software quickly, everyone found a last name they liked. We had to deal with taking off face tattoos and wigs once they started playing with their avatars.
Side note - why does LL even bother with the different avie choices when making accounts? As soon as ya get onto orientation island you are shown how to play with your appearance. And people don't know as new users about tattoos and attachments versus clothes.
Students were going thru the orientation island tasks. I showed them a little about search.
The semester seems to be starting off well. Here's a pic of one student with his torch