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Virtual worlds in computing education
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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
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The Alternative Library
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An Alternative Library navigation system based on the metaphor of physical space and playful exploration. Expand
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So are e-books taking off
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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 theExpand
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Library e-induction: alleviating anxiety with digital doughnuts: a case study
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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
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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 alienExpand
A library portal using graphical exploration for pre-entry university students
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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
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The Traveller periodical bibliography
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 andExpand
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 isExpand
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