SL Cert - Basic Mentoring

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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.

Presenting yourself

Terms of Service

http://secondlife.com/corporate/tos.php

Community Standards

http://secondlife.com/corporate/cs.php

The function of a tutor

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

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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
Modifying 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

Voice Chat

Know the basic Macintosh shortcuts (see Second Life under Mac OS X )

The profile

Preferences