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At this site, you will find the most helpful information on the Learning page. This is the largest compilation of links to Second Life related things on the Internet. This is where you will find good introductory videos, tutorials, and resources. If you find any on your own that you want added, simply email me the link.
February 15, 2007
Pacific Rim Exchange (PacRimX)
Island is a place where all students should feel welcomed. As with other online communities, this means establishing a few basic rules of courtesy. All residents of PacRimX are responsible for knowing and understanding the rules of the island. Information about this project can be found at our blog: https://pacificrimx.wordpress.com
VIOLATION OF ANY OF THESE RULES IS GROUNDS FOR TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCESS TO THEPacRimX
Island. TERMINATION MEANS THAT YOU FORFEIT ALL ACCESS TO THE ISLAND, ALL PERSONAL ITEMS, AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION AT YOUR SCHOOL.
- Respect your fellow residents. You should never use derogatory or demeaning language, images, or actions against another Resident because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, religion, sexual preference, or disability.
- Stay Anonymous. Always use your avatar name when posting to the Internet. This goes for the forums on the Second Life website, school based blogs, and any other public postings.
- Keep your password to yourself. The Pacific Rim Exchange Island is a private island on the Teen grid of Second Life. The only people allowed on the island are students who have been approved for participation, and adults who facilitate the program. All adults have been through extensive background checks. Unauthorized access to a student account by any other person will result in immediate termination of your access.
- Respect resident’s privacy. Remotely monitoring conversations, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without consent are all prohibited in Teen Second Life and on the PacRimX Island.
- Keep it clean. All content, communication, and behavior in Teen Second Life should follow “PG” guidelines. This means no strong vulgar language or expletives, no nudity or sexual content, and no depictions of sex or strong violence. Remember, this rule also applies to your texture uploads, places, groups, events and forum/blog posts as well.
- Don’t Harass. Harassment is not allowed on the PacRimX Island. Harassment can take many forms, but generally what we mean by this is that you should never communicate or behave in an offensive, intimidating, or threatening way toward another Resident or group of Residents.
- Don’t Assault. No matter where you are, you should never create or use scripted objects, which single out or target another Resident in a way that takes the fun out of their Second Life. You should also not use scripts, particle effects or other processes intended to crash an island server.
- Don’t Disturb the Peace. Disrupting scheduled events, repeated spamming of undesired content, playing sounds over and over, creating following or self-spawning items, or other objects that intentionally slow server performance or inhibit another Resident’s ability to enjoy Teen Second Life are examples of Disturbing the Peace.
- Balance: Students need to balance their time spent on the island with their other commitments such as homework, projects, work and life in general. It can be easy to lose track of time in these virtual worlds. Make productive use of your time on the island, and do not let it take away from your “real world” responsibilities.
- Report Abuse. If you feel that you have been abused while on the PacRimX Island, you need to report the specifics to your instructor. All reports of abuse will be investigated, and appropriate actions will be taken. If you feel that you are being abused, log off the system to terminate the abuse, and contact your instructor with the name of your abuser.
- Other. Anything deemed inappropriate by school personnel, but not specifically covered above, could also result in termination of access to the island.