Staff and Student ‘satisfaction’ with University IT provision

As part of the ICT Strategy, surveys were conducted across staff and students to get current profiles of IT use and how satisfied users are with what’s on offer. You can see the Survey Results from all those conducted. These … Continue reading

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OUCS five-year plan now available

OUCS’s five-year plan for 2006-11 is now publicly available. We chose to write this following the chapter headings of the University’s Corporate Plan, and in short to set out where we think our services are heading and some key priorities.

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OUCS puts training material online

Although OUCS courses are extremely popular and growing all the time (c. 13,000 people attend each year), it is clear that not everyone can get to the classes they need to. In an effort to help such people we have … Continue reading

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Free IT training to your desktop and free ECDL testing

With funding from the HEFCE E-learning Fund, OUCS has secureda licence that allows you to get free online European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) training in your office. So if you think you might wish to pick up some internationally-recognised IT … Continue reading

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Plagiarism?

A national conference on the use of plagiarism detection software has just been announced. OUCS has been keeping an active eye on plagiarism detection software and in the past has conducted trials of software. N.B. currently Oxford does not subscribe … Continue reading

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JISC funding

A town meeting was held yesterday in Birmingham giving further information about present JISC funding. This is a new strand under the ‘Capital Programme’ to the tune of £81m over three years. It is looking at e-learning, e-infrastructure (supporting research … Continue reading

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