Another request from workshop participants... What do users have to know before tackling Second Life as a teaching/learning environment? These are the basics! The New Media Consortium has some good "getting started" material. and another list developed for their Hit the Ground Running workshop in 2007.
One burning question...Do you have to know how to build things yourself? Not necessarily! You can find and use things for free - everything from buildings to gadgets to clothes and accessories. However, if students will be expected to build in order to fulfill their course requirments, faculty should know how to build!