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Virtual worlds in computing education
- J. Crellin, Emma Duke-Williams, Jane Chandler, Timothy Collinson
- Computer Science
- Comput. Sci. Educ.
- 1 December 2009
This article reports on the use of a virtual world (Second Life) in computing education, and identifies the precursors of current virtual world systems. Expand
The Alternative Library
An Alternative Library navigation system based on the metaphor of physical space and playful exploration. Expand
Engaging staff and students with e-books in a university setting
This chapter outlines the stragies in place at the University of portsmouth that have led to a 1700% increase in e-book use between 2004-5 and 2009-10, with just under 2 million pages viewed in the… Expand
Library e-induction: alleviating anxiety with digital doughnuts: a case study
We explore some innovative methods of library induction at Southampton Solent University, looking particularly at e-induction and alternative approaches to the management of library anxiety. Expand
101 religions: a supplement for Marc Miller's Traveller
What is the meaning of life? From their first primitive ancestors to the time of the great, star-spanning Third Imperium, almost every known sophont has developed a religion The diversity of alien… Expand
A library portal using graphical exploration for pre-entry university students
The University of Portsmouth’s pre-entry project, PrepUp, contains a Library section which endeavours to use simple graphics and a virtual world metaphor to acculturate students to the University Library. Expand
The Traveller periodical bibliography
- Timothy Collinson
Traveller has one of the richest backgrounds ever developed for a roleplaying game, supported by many hundreds of articles in periodicals and fanzines. The 'Periodical bibliography' describes and… Expand
Engaging students with creative library staff: the game’s afoot!
Engaging with students in a higher education setting can be difficult at the best of times. With many competing demands on their time and attention, with faculties filling courses such that there is… Expand