As I mentioned in the conference call, here is the URL for a good orientation in Second Life (SL) using the new viewer: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Oxbridge/92/197/27/ . Just open the web page, then click on "Join Now, it's free!" and follow the instructions for creating an account and avatar for Second Life. Once you've downloaded the viewer, your avatar should rez (materialize) at the Caledon Oxbridge Orientation Area. I suggest you go through the orientation presented, reading all of the signs and completing all of the activities. It should take one-two hours. As you complete the orientation, you'll find some free stuff you can take for your avatar.
I have a walk-through video that I created for my students if you'd like to see what the orientation is like before doing it yourself. You can find a flash version at http://express.lcc.edu/faculty/holtd/second%20life%20orientation--co/second%20life%20orientation--co.html and an mp4 version at http://express.lcc.edu/faculty/holtd/second%20life%20orientation--co/second%20life%20orientation--co.mp4 .
Once you've completed the orientation, feel free to search for my avatar (Profdan Netizen) and send me a friend request.
Finally, here's the Second Life URL (SLURL) for Angel Learning Isle: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ANGEL%20Learning%20Isle/125/233/23 . It will drop you off in front of my office.