Currently completed: VESPa – the Virtual Environment Sampling Platform

What is VESPa and how does it work? In this interview, Maureen Doyle, project manager of VESPa – the Virtual Environment Sampling Platform, explains how the tool works and how it can help students with acquiring sampling skills.

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The story behind… VESPa – the Virtual Environment Sampling Platform

What it is like working on an IT Innovation Challenges project and what does it take to complete a project? In this interview, Maureen Doyle, project manager of VESPa – the Virtual Environment Sampling Platform, reflects on her experiences as project manager.

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Learmapp launched on AppStore and PlayStore

Learmapp is a mobile-based, learning oriented, networking platform, intended to manage and socialize learning journeys. Developed by Karim El-Mehairy and funded by the IT Innovation Challenges scheme (student round 2016/17), the app has now launched on the AppStore and the PlayStore.

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Embedding Innovative use of Wikimedia across the University

In this gues post, Dr. Martin Poulter describes his work on the IT Innovation Challenges project ‘Embedding Innovative use of Wikimedia across the University‘  Wikipedia is the top search engine hit for millions of topics; Wikidata is the largest authority … Continue reading

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OxReach – crowdfunding for University projects

By the OxReach team: Philippa Nuttall, Sarah Deakin, Zoe Reich (Oxford University Innovation) https://oxreach.hubbub.net/ Content: What is OxReach and why is it important? Why did we try crowdfunding? Why set up OxReach? How does it work? What are the benefits? … Continue reading

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Visualising data in 3D

Our project (run within the Research Technology Consultancy in IT Services) looked at ways that IT Services could improve its support for managing and visualising 3D datasets generated by research here at Oxford. There are powerful free tools out there … Continue reading

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New app released: Self-Heal

A new app has been created by one of the student IT Innovation Challenges projects. Self-Heal is a free tool that guides the management and reduction of self-injury. It can be used anonymously and independently, to enable users to take … Continue reading

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Revealing the Hidden Museum

— By Jessica Suess — With funding and support from the University of Oxford’s IT Innovation Seed Fund (now IT Innovation Challenges), over the last 12 months a small team of colleagues from the Oxford University Museums and the University’s … Continue reading

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Bringing the Zooniverse to Facebook

— By Roger Hutchings — Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — hundreds of thousands of people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. … Continue reading

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Project presentation: Bibliotech

— By David Sherwood, project manager of the 2015 Bibliotech IT Innovation student project — Bibliotech is the Spotify for Textbooks. Undergraduates find textbooks awkward and overly expensive. We make the entire reading list affordable and provide an advanced search … Continue reading

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