The article examines the use of MUDs (Multi‐User Dungeon) / MOOs (MUDs Object Orientated) in on‐line teaching and learning. They allow computer based communication in real time, in an environment defined in a central database. Examples are in use at CoMentor and Diversity University. University of Leeds has been using an experimental MOO to run IT user support sessions at one of its remote sites, the University teaching hospital. The article describes this service, and gives an example of a typical interaction. The article concludes by reflecting on the benefits and limitations of the technology in teaching and learning.
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