Participating in the Second Life 3d virtual environment is free, and requires that you create one or more accounts with Linden Labs, the creator of the Second Life environment. When you visit the Second Life environment you will do so with a representative avatar after logging in with your avatar's first and last name along with a password. You can define more than one account and log in as a different avatar for different purposes. We will help you define an avatar that you can use when attending TRC and other education events. Since you can make up your avatar's first name, many people visit Second Live anonymously. Because our use of Second Life focuses on building a professional online learning community, we are recommending that you have one avatar that displays your real life name. You can create additional avatars with anonymous names to use when shopping or visiting some of the entertainment venues in Second Life.
There is more than one web site which allows you to define a new account, with the primary difference being which orientation island you will visit upon first arriving. Second Life is many things to many people, and frankly a bit like the Web in its early days with little boundary between those using the environment for learning and those using it for entertainment. We will give you some guidance that will help you succeed in the vast education community in Second Life. That said, our selection of Second Life as one of our community building tools is indeed because it is engaging, fun, and interactive.
The primary web page for Linden Labs is http://secondlife.com.
You define your first Second Life user account and avatar visit the web site, listed below.
Create your free account on the following web site.