Trying Apereo OAE in Oxford

Apereo OAE (Open Academic Environment) is an online collaborative tool for universities. It sprang from development of the virtual learning environment Sakai, which is the solution underlying Oxford’s VLE instance WebLearn. OAE is a more free-form, peer-to-peer online environment that … Continue reading

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Research at Risk: Report from the Jisc Co-Design Workshop

On the 22nd of September, I was invited to a Jisc Co-Design event on “Research at Risk”, with participants from organisations such as UCISA, RLUK, RUGIT, DCC, and of course some universities, including yours truly representing both the University of … Continue reading

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Jisc Summer of Student Innovation

This summer, Jisc ran its second Summer of Student innovation.  Via the Jisc Elevator, students can pitch their idea to improve the student experience using technology.  Successful projects receive £5000 and mentorship over the summer to develop and realise their … Continue reading

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Software Sustainability – Working with WWARN

Over the summer we defined several new Research Support specialisms, covering software selection, intellectual property, and software sustainability. These derive in part from our experiences in running OSS Watch, the national centre of expertise in open source software and open … Continue reading

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3-month report: June to August 2014

Highlights Congratulations to the ORDS project team! We can now offer a service for researchers to securely create, populate and share relational databases. This is the culmination effort from across IT Services over several years where the team navigated a … Continue reading

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