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Why some 'successful' projects 'fail'
Smartphone studying: the technology universities try to ignore?
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The role of embodiment in student success in virtual worlds
Going Mobile: our approach
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In my opinion
Why some 'successful' projects 'fail'
by Tom Franklin

Many projects which deliver everything that was asked of them leave little trace of their results a year after they have been completed. This article looks at some of the reasons why this may happen and suggests ways in which the likelihood of significant impact from projects can be enhanced.



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Smartphone studying: the technology universities try to ignore?
by Zack Whittaker

Smartphones are intrinsic to the lives of students. After 48 hours of abandoning his computer to rely on only a BlackBerry, Zack Whittaker, a student at the University of Kent, Canterbury found that combining these powerful mobile devices with university-provided resources has significant potential to aid the learning process.



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