Repositories of teaching material and communities of use: nifty assignments and the greenroom

@inproceedings{Fincher2010RepositoriesOT,
  title={Repositories of teaching material and communities of use: nifty assignments and the greenroom},
  author={Sally Fincher and Michael K{\"o}lling and Ian Utting and Neil Brown and Phil Stevens},
  booktitle={ICER '10},
  year={2010}
}
Teaching material can be time-consuming and difficult to develop, even for those with experience. Teaching repositories permit the sharing of material and can thus potentially save time and enable re-use of good material. Many teaching repositories have been created for this reason, but they often see limited use and we believe there is a missed opportunity to learn lessons and improve the design of repositories accordingly. This paper reports an investigation of the use of the "Nifty… 
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