Immersion or Augmentation: A culture or just another tool?

As well as developing technology and processes many of the Users and Innovation projects are also engaged in much wider debates, pushing our understanding of the role of technology in the wider education sector. The Habitat project is currently exploring the role of virtual worlds such as Second Life, which may on one hand be…

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Eliciting Answers using web 2.0 tools.

Linked-In is a tool for maintaining and developing contacts – one of the features is the ability to ask questions of your network of contacts and the ‘public visibility’ of these questions. I thought it might be interesting to pose a question around web 2.0 and then see what sort of answers we got back.…

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What’s on your business card?

A colleague from a library in the North East sent me a PDF of his new business card this week. It looked for all intents and purposes like a traditional business card but I noticed that other than just the institution’s website, his email and directline, there were two additions. These included his MSN messenger…

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Portrait of a User #1

These ‘Portrait of a user’ posts aim to provide snapshots of both staff and students in higher education. Mel, Mature 3rd Year Anthropology Student (part time) Interview conducted by MSN, Oct 07 What do you think of as ‘technology’? Anything online, I use the University databases a lot. How would you describe your ability to…

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