References & resources

References about this project

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Rifkin, W., Longnecker, N., Leach, J., Davis, L. & Orthia, L. (2009). Motivate students by having them publish in new media:
An invitation to science lecturers to share and test. 2009 Uniserve Science Proceedings. Available at

Rifkin W., Longnecker N, Leach, J., Davis, L. & Orthia, L. (2010). Students Publishing in New Media: Eight Hypotheses – a House of Cards? International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 18: 43-54

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Useful resources

Skillcity is a collection of materials to help teach university students. Materials may be uploaded and shared or downloaded by lecturers for use in teaching.
Links to other resources are found in the relevant pages of this wiki.