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Enhancing the Gaming Experience Using 3D Spatial UI Technologies

Three-dimensional (3D) spatial user interface technologies have the potential to make games more immersive and engaging and thus provide a better user experience. Although 3D user interface (3DUI) technologies such as stereoscopic 3D display, head tracking, and gesture-based control are available for games, it is still unclear how their use affects gameplay and if there are any user performance benefits. ...

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More Than 20 Years, Newark to Regain Control of its Schools

In 1995, when Marques-Aquil Lewis was in elementary school, the State of New Jersey seized control of the public schools here after a judge warned that “nepotism, cronyism and the like” had precipitated “abysmal” student performances and “failure on a very large scale.” For more than 20 years, local administrators have had little leverage over the finances or operations of the state’s ...

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The University of Law Wins Gold in First Teaching Excellence Framework

Today, the University of Law (ULaw) has been awarded a gold ranking in the government-led teaching excellence framework (Tef) – a new scheme managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England which aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching in addition to existing national quality requirements. Here’s a quick explainer on what Tef is all about. The Tef panel judged that ...

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University Conferences at Risk as Academic Speakers Refused UK Visas

When Christiana Ejura Attah, a barrister and academic from Nigeria, applied for a visa to speak at a renowned international African studies conference held at Cambridge University in September, she was denied entry to the UK. British embassy officials decided Attah was likely not to return to Nigeria, because her husband, also an academic, had been granted a visa to the same ...

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