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If like me, you were a little disoriented and confused when you visited Second Life and traveled through orientation island, then you may like this.

The Wired Campus (from The Chronicle for Higher Education) led me to an interesting post from the New Media Consortium and a new place to visit once I get a bit of time to do so.

The NMC has set up a special orientation island for educators. From the photos, this island looks like a unusually clean and artistic rendition of San Francisco, complete with the Golden Gate bridge and a few Bay area landmarks.

Unlike the usual orientation, though, the NMC version claims to give you real information and real help. No longer need you be frustrated by clicking the misnamed help key (F1). Plus they say there are exhibits and resources for educators.

Let me know what you think, the place is here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/NMC%20Orientation/69/107/32/