Relieving Admin Burden – more

A bit more information on OUCS’s highly successful ‘Relieving the admin burden’ initiative of 2006. Go to the project web page to follow the links to the courses we have run, and the information documents.

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Graduate and undergraduate online system for PDPs

This may be news to some: ASPIRE (aspire.ox.ac.uk) is the University’s electronic PDP system and had been jointly developed by the Oxford University Computing and Careers Services. The system allows one to record and reflect on past experiences and achievements, … Continue reading

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ITIL anyone?

A quick report on ITIL which may be of interest. As is commonly known ITIL is the UK ‘standard’ framework for setting out best practice in IT service management, support and development. It stands for the IT Infrastructure Library and … Continue reading

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ARTS – Apple opens its resources up to European Scientists

In my blog earlier this year I’d posted up a quick note about the possibility of Apple’s ARTS scheme. Well it’s now a reality. To quote the blurb – “The ARTS programme is designed to make Apple technology more accessible … Continue reading

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YouTube for HE?

This caught my eye. YouTube have set aside part of their service for HE in the US. I’ve contacted them to see if a similar system will be launched in the UK, and it may be coming (perhaps, possibly, etc) … Continue reading

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Opening up education?

Following on from such initiatives as MIT’s OpenCourseWare our very own Open University has now launched its OpenLearn initiative. Is this the ultimate in widening participation? Maybe so. Of course, without wishing to blow trumpets WebLearn (powered by Bodington) is … Continue reading

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Want to send files securely across the internet?

OUCS has been approached in the past about sending files securely via the internet. This came to a head last year with requests to allow departments and faculties to use email when preparing exam papers (currently this is not allowed … Continue reading

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