Mind the Gap

I run quite a lot of poster design workshops. One of the challenges for those creating a poster for the first time is resisting the temptation to fill all the space available – after all there is so much to … Continue reading

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Protect your identity

We all know how precious our Oxford online identity is – and that we are, alas, targets of The Bad Guys who want to know our Oxford usernames and passwords. This information gives them access to a range of University … Continue reading

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Ulmon – Travel App

   http://www.ulmon.com/ official website This app is great – I was introduced to it by my son after he had downloaded and used it for a weekend trip to Paris, he insisted that it was a really good app and … Continue reading

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Version Conversion

Over this summer, we have brought Office 2013 into our teaching rooms. This involves all sorts of fun for the team who painstakingly test and manage the software “image” for us, and of course the teachers who revise all course … Continue reading

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Meet Ralph, the New Horizons Camera Bringing Pluto into Sharp Focus ….

“Eighty-five years after being discovered by an astronomer named Clyde, a camera called Ralph is about to bring Pluto into sharp focus” I’m sure that we have all been watching the news and are now aware that it has taken … Continue reading

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Simul-casting made painless

This term, we are trialling a lecture capture system. When a speaker comes along to the IT Learning Programme to give an interesting talk or course, it seems a shame that people miss out because they can’t be in the … Continue reading

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“There And Back Again” or: Adding Value Before and After Our Lectures

The Hilary Term series of lunchtime talks are coming together nicely, under the banner do: . So do have a look at http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/do/, and find out what’s in store. It’s great to have a real variety of experts and colleagues … Continue reading

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Big Data – It’s in the news but is it at Oxford? A couple of weeks ago I attended a launch event at the e-research centre here at Oxford. It was an interesting day with some great examples of how … Continue reading

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IT teaching without a computer

It’s all rather unfair really. When you’re building a database, the very first thing you have to do … is by far the most difficult. Other software (word-processor, images, spreadsheets, whatever) let you throw something together to get started, and … Continue reading

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Branding

I went to a communications workshop, and it was good. If I had to pick fault with it, there was too much emphasis on branding, and how we must follow the branding guidelines. There is nothing wrong with that either, … Continue reading

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