following on the last few posts talking about eLearning (yesterday’s was done with video tuts in mind) what do you think a 100% n00b needs to know to access OpenSim?
for Second Life it’s a bit easier because their viewer is made to connect to their grid. i am looking at the need to make some tutorials for subQuark’s parents, teachers, and students that will be logging into Enclave Harbour. i need to assume that they are casual internet users and have zero experience with any virtual world
the first hurdle i see is in configuring a viewer (my choice would probably be Imprudence unless you have a better suggestion). it is a fairly technical task to add a new grid to the grid manager – certainly more technical than creating a facebook account. for you and i it isn’t a big deal but we are also motivated to get in-world to do things. subQuark’s customers will be wanting to access the content just as a resource – they won’t be in there for anything more than that (they may develop an interest in virtual worlds and want to do more, but as a baseline, Enclave Harbour is just a 3D resource to learn about science things)
in this first tutorial, it will be challenging enough to get people to download the viewer! launching it and configuring it seems like a pretty big deal to me. and then after that, i’ll want to explain what the preferences are in some easy to grasp manner
so what do you think are the initial challenges to a total n00b? is what i am thinking along those lines or have i overlooked something?
and what do you think are the minimum things to cover in video tutorials for noob visitors?
it’s hard for me to remember what it was like when i first ever tried Second Life (i was stuck on Orientation Island for like two weeks! i did not realize you had to run over the rats with the segway, i was avoiding them and thought that was testing my dexterity! i mean rats are little living creatures too!) *oh brother, what a sap i am and yes, i let bugs go outside* =p