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This conference paper was originally published as Abrantes, J, Porter, A, Meyers, W, Stace, R, Susilo, W, Krishna, A, Zhou, ZQ, Judge, D, Franks, R and Xia, T, CSCI: A LEAP into the future, Proceedings of the Emerging Technologies Conference, University of Wollongong, 18-21 June 2008.


This paper outlines the development of a project which aims to improve the teaching and learning outcomes within the Computer Sciences. A major strategy being examined is the effectiveness of digital gamesbased learning. Utilising the Neverwinter Nights game engine the team have created a prototype to be trialled in the first half of 2008. The project forms part of a broader faculty based solution to address teaching and learning problems of first year students, known as QUALITY101.