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Describe the skills and knowledge necessary to tutor competently and effectively at a basic level.
 
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== Mentor Skillset ==
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==Mentor Skillset==
These are my initial suggestions of what a new resident needs to know.  That means this is what a helper should be qualified to teach.  Please comment.
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=== Communication Skillset ===
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===Communication Skillset===
 
* Leaving the ego at the door:  understanding the necessity of focusing on the person being helped.
 
* Leaving the ego at the door:  understanding the necessity of focusing on the person being helped.
** Know how to present yourself
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** Ppresenting yourself
** Know the terms of service and community standards
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** Terms of Service (http://secondlife.com/corporate/tos.php) and Community Standards (http://secondlife.com/corporate/cs.php)
** Understand that tutors have no other role than to assist others
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** Understand the function of a tutor
* Know the definition of PG, Adult, and Mature sims
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* Definitions of PG, Adult, and Mature regions
 
* Be familiar with Second Life acronyms (see [[Acronyms]])
 
* Be familiar with Second Life acronyms (see [[Acronyms]])
 
* Know the resources
 
* Know the resources
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** http://jira.secondlife.com
 
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** Your colleagues
 
** Your colleagues
* Know how to effectively communicate with people from other cultures
 
* Describing things accurately:  techniques for describing procedures
 
* Know your limits:  realizing how many people you can help at one time
 
* Know the steps for dealing with misbehaving new residents
 
* Knowing when to file an abuse report
 
* Know how to describe the Report Abuse interface accurately and efficiently
 
 
* Announcing who you are and why you're there:  goals and methods
 
* Announcing who you are and why you're there:  goals and methods
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* Communicate effectively with people from other cultures
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* Describe things and procedures accurately:  techniques for describing procedures
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* Know your limits:  realizing how many people you can help at one time
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* Understand how and when Report Abuse interface accurately and efficiently
  
 
=== Technical Skillset ===
 
=== Technical Skillset ===

Revision as of 23:25, 29 December 2009

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SL Cert - Basic Tutoring

Overview

This definition codifies what tutors need to know to help people competently from both a communications and technical standpoint.

Audience

People and organizations who want to help others.

Pre-requisites

Must be at least six months in Second Life.

Criteria

Describe the skills and knowledge necessary to tutor competently and effectively at a basic level.

Mentor Skillset

Communication Skillset

  • Leaving the ego at the door: understanding the necessity of focusing on the person being helped.
  • Definitions of PG, Adult, and Mature regions
  • Be familiar with Second Life acronyms (see Acronyms)
  • Know the resources
  • Announcing who you are and why you're there: goals and methods
  • Communicate effectively with people from other cultures
  • Describe things and procedures accurately: techniques for describing procedures
  • Know your limits: realizing how many people you can help at one time
  • Steps for dealing with misbehaving residents
  • Understand how and when Report Abuse interface accurately and efficiently

Technical Skillset

  • Moving
    • Locally
      • Walking/Running
      • Hovering/Flying
      • Using the Mini-Map
    • Globally
      • Using the Map - Where am I?
      • Using Search - Where is that?
      • Using Landmarks - How do I get there again?
  • Hunting/Gathering
    • Inventory - I can have stuff!
    • Appearance - I can change how I look!
      • Kinds of clothing
      • Wearing an item of clothing
      • Creating an outfit
      • Wearing an outfit
    • Organizing what you have - How do I find things quickly?
    • Purchasing
      • Money
        • What is it?
        • Is it necessary?
        • How much can I have?
        • How do I get it?
      • Purchasing things with or without money
      • Organizing what you've purchased
  • Communications
    • Chatting with people nearby
    • The Friends List
    • Chatting with one person privately
    • Chatting with many people privately - Conference chat
    • Groups - people of a feather
      • Finding a group
      • Joining a group (various methods)
    • Chatting with many people - Group chat
  • Know the basic Macintosh shortcuts (see Second Life under Mac OS X )
  • Know how to manipulate the profile
  • Know what to do with Preferences