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On this page we will try to give you an idea of how people in the University are using technology in interesting ways. Not necessarily about teaching as you can read about good teaching practice on Interesting Practice at University of Worcester Do contact the people working with these new technologies if you would like to know more about their work or if you fancy trying it for yourself.

If you are a student, lecturer or other member of staff doing exciting things with modern technologies why not drop me an email k.johnson@worc.ac.uk or leave a comment below.

What people are doing

Liz Swift, Subject Leader for Drama & Performance from the Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts, is using Second Life in a project on interactive theatre. This was a groundbreaking event, based on Jorge Luis Borges’ Library of Babel and presented on the University of Worcester island in Second Life. You can go and explore this marvelous Library on the University of Worcester island for yourself. If you have not downloaded the Second Life viewer to your own machine yet you can always use the viewer on the Windows platform in room PN2001.

E‐motivation! The Role of Popular Technology in Student Motivation and Retention
Price, Fiona and Kadi-Hanifi, Karima (2011) E‐motivation! The Role of Popular Technology in Student Motivation and Retention. Research in Post-Compulsory Education , 16 (2). pp. 173-187.

Against the Odds – The Marketing Dilemma of Physical Products in an Increasingly Virtual World.
Oestreicher, Klaus (2011) Against the Odds – The Marketing Dilemma of Physical Products in an Increasingly Virtual World. In: 10th International Conference Marketing Trends , 21-22 January 2011, ESCP-EAP Business School, Paris, France.

Barbara Mitra, from the Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts, is using Second Life with some of her students to help them explore issues of identity. When published, a post on this will hopefully appear on Interesting Practice blog.

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