Listen again – lecture capture for Oxford

Oxford-University-iTunes-U-iPad-450x2532-300x168In order to meet  demand from departments and schools,  we are carrying out some live trials of automated (as opposed to manual) recording of  lectures.  We are also investigating best practice in using recorded lectures to support learning.  We hope this work will lead to more sustainable services for staff and students.

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Innovation showcase

make-animationMake: is back for Trinity!  This term we have 17 lunchtime sessions that will give you ideas for using technology in your teaching, learning and outreach.

The series also includes sessions about 3D scanning, modelling, printing and more, so there is something for everyone.

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Summer internships- Apply now

olymicThe internships we offer to Oxford University students are a key element in how IT Services ensure that our skills and services are up to date.  What a luxury for any IT group to have such an enormous pool of talent to draw upon.  A fine set of projects have been chosen, all that remains to be seen is whether we will be lucky in finding the best students to work with. Apply before 12.00 noon on Monday 28th April 2014.

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War work continues

familyhistoryOur Europeana’s family history roadshows continue. So far, more than 90,000 contributions are accessible online.  The roadshows were developed in partnership with Academic IT and have been held in 12 countries so far, attended by thousands of ordinary people who want to have memorabilia digitised and to tell the stories of their family at war. In 2014, roadshows will be held in five more countries. We have also successfully secured funding and support for events at Oxford.

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OxTALENT – Celebrate the digital

tubeCompetition categories for this year’s OxTALENT awards are now open.  Tell us about the amazing work you have been doing in supporting teaching and learning.

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Digital Humanities at Oxford

DH-sqr-1500px-posThe DigitalHumanities at Oxford Summer School 2014 is now open for booking!  Watch last year’s sessions, 20 recordings from the Cultural Connections theme are  avilable to listen/watch again.

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International Women’s Day 2014

VADWe will be working with Age Exchange’s Children of the Great War project to record your stories from Women of the Great War  and photographing the memorabilia, letters, photographs or other artefacts which survive from their time in service. As millions of people around the world come together celebrating the achievements of women and their roles in fighting for justice, we are collecting the legacies of our predecessors as we contemplate  the achievements of ordinary women, coinciding with the 100th year since the outbreak of War.

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(Contains strong language)

stephen-fry-ac_0Stephen Fry, the 23rd holder of the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professorship in Contemporary Theatre gave his first lecture at the University  and we were there to capture it.

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World Book day on 6th March

bodleian_album_cover e-Publication and multi-touch book creation using InDesign – one day workshop To tie in with World Book day we are offering a special workshop about ebooks. This workshop will introduce you to the concepts involved in the design and creation of eBooks. Add value to  text by making use of interactive content. The session will be delivered using Adobe InDesign as the main tool. Some basic knowledge of InDesign or a similar desk top publishing tool will be assumed. The course will run using Macs, but Windows users of InDesign will find the interface familiar.

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Safer Internet Day Tues 11 Feb

SID2014Logo-croppedFor Safer Internet Day 2014 a panel of experts will join together to discuss this year’s theme – “Let’s create a better Internet together”. The event is being organised by the University’s Information Security team and Academic IT Services. Discussion will focus on what responsibilities the University, its staff and students have in helping to create a better Internet, including:

  • Online presence
  • Social Media
  • Creating, disseminating or accessing inappropriate content online
  • Content filtering by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Avoiding harassment and abuse online
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