Research Data Management

Following the success of last term’s courses, IT Services’ Research Support Team is running a further series of research data management training events, in collaboration with the University’s Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions. The courses provide an overview of some key issues that everyone working with research data (of whatever kind) needs to consider, hints and tips for making life easier, and information about further resources and support available.

Keeping On Top of Your Research Data  (Social Sciences Division)

Wednesday 7th May 2014 (2nd week Trinity Term), 3pm-4pm, Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building

A one-hour session for social sciences graduate students and researchers, offering some practical strategies for staying in control of your research data.

Booking at: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/course-signup/rest/course/3C00D30139

Research Data Management: An Overview

Monday 12th May 2014 (3rd week Trinity Term), 12.30pm-1.30pm, Colin Matthew Room, Radcliffe Humanities

A lunchtime taster session for humanities graduate students and researchers.

Booking at: https://bookwhen.com/49xx8/201405121230/mxm

Preparing Your Research Data for the Future: What You Can do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Social Sciences Division)

Monday 19th May 2014 (4th week Trinity Term), 3pm-5pm, Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building

A 2-hour course for social sciences graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term data management strategies.

Booking at: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/course-signup/rest/course/3C00D30047

Preparing Your Research Material for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Humanities Division)

Monday 9th June 2014 (7th week Trinity Term), 2pm-4pm, Colin Matthew Room, Radcliffe Humanities

A 2-hour course for humanities graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term strategies for the management of data and other research material.

Booking at: https://bookwhen.com/49xx8/201406091400/p5t

In collaboration with ITLP, the Research Support Team is also hosting the Things To Do With Data

lunchtime talk series, happening at IT Services, Banbury Road on Wednesdays throughout Trinity Term.

More details at: http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/acit-rs-team/events/rdmcourses/datatalks/

Posted in Academic IT Event | Leave a comment

Learning at Work Week

learningatworkweekbannerweb“Learning at Work Week” is a national annual awareness campaign to promote and support workplace learning. All University staff are invited to sample our many ways to learn from a range of face to face sessions, downloadable podcasts and on-line learning material. See the schedule of courses for the week on the Learn at Work 2014 Courses page.

Posted in Academic IT Event | Leave a comment

OxTALENT 2014

oxtalentbarcode

The OxTALENT annual awards recognise members of the University who have made innovative use of IT in order to:

  • Foster learning and academic practice at either undergraduate or postgraduate level;
  • Develop more effective links between teaching and research; or
  • Improve impact through outreach and public engagement.

Awards can be given either to individuals or to groups, and there are awards for innovations by students as well as staff.

Awards ceremony: Wednesday 18th June

Posted in Academic IT Event | Leave a comment

Apereo Open Academic Environment (OAE)

We are pleased to announce a special seminar about the Apereo Open Academic Environment (OAE) presented by our friends from CARET (Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies) at Cambridge University. The talk will take place in ISIS room, IT Services, Banbury Rd at 12.30 on Thursday April 3rd.

Please visit the following URL to reserve a space: https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/OUOU

Apereo OAE, which has been developed by CARET along with Georgia Tech, Research Research and others, is a brand new platform that aims to support academic collaboration and academic networking. It is being developed by the same organisation that oversees the Sakai CLE project which of course is the software which underpins WebLearn.

The easiest way to explain OAE is by analogy: Universities have always had classrooms. But recently, many have invested heavily in new buildings with a mix of informal break-out areas designed to draw people together – faculty, students and administrators. This is the idea behind the OAE. It’s an informal collaborative online space that sits alongside the highly structured Learning Management Systems such as Sakai CLE designed to deliver courses to students.

OAE supports many types of collaborations, including research projects, ad-hoc student groups, committees, collaborative projects, etc. It’s a network of people, content and groups, where files, links and collaborative documents can easily be created and shared with other people and groups, whilst being able to provide feedback and participate in discussions.

Posted in Academic IT Event | Leave a comment

MOOCs and Open Educational Resources

In his October Oration 2013 the Vice Chancellor mentioned that Oxford University was keeping a watching eye on the emerging global phenomenon of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

On Thursday 6 March, 14:00-15:00  Melissa Highton, Director of Academic IT will give an overview of MOOCs: What they are; why they may be of interest; how they relate to what we already do at Oxford and opportunities they offer with regard to openness.  This session will be of interest to teaching staff, librarians and postgraduates.

Book your place online

Posted in Academic IT Event | Leave a comment

Podcasting – Our Service and the future

March 7th, 2pm IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd

Peter Robinson will be talking at the termly Digital Media Group.  Pete has managed the podcast service since its inception and overseen the growth of this communication medium to the current status of 22 million downloads and over a million subscriptions of Oxford material worldwide. Peter will give his personal insights about why the service is so successful and some key tips on making your podcast experience a worldwide success!

Book at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/DMUG

Posted in Academic IT Event | Leave a comment

Research Data Management – Training Courses

Preparing Your Research Data for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Social Sciences Division)
Monday 17th February 2014 (5th week Hilary Term), 2pm-4pm, Manor Road Building
A 2-hour course for social sciences graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term data management strategies.
Further details and course booking

Introduction to Research Data Management (MPLS Division)
Wednesday 26th February 2014 (6th week Hilary Term), 1.30pm-4.30pm, Careers Service
A 3-hour course for graduate students and postdoctoral research staff in the MPLS Division, providing an overview of key data management issues.
Further details and course booking

Introduction to Research Data Management (Medical Sciences Division)
Monday 3rd March 2014 (7th week Hilary Term), 2pm-5pm, JR
A 3-hour course for graduate students and researchers in the Medical Sciences Division, providing an overview of key data management issues.
Further details and course booking

Posted in Academic IT Event | Leave a comment

Reach out to schools – The TES Teachers’ portal

Tuesday 28 January 12:30-13:30

This session will give you a brief introduction to the Times Educational Supplement website (TES) in terms of who it is aimed at and what it offers users. More specifically, it will look at the recently created Oxford University teachers’ portal. Guidance will be given as to how researchers and university staff can share teaching and learning materials with the school community via TES, and the multiple benefits in doing so.

Posted in Academic IT Event | Leave a comment

Call for Papers/Lectures/Seminars!

The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) is an annual training event taking place this year on 14 – 18 July 2014 at the University of Oxford for researchers, project managers, research assistants, academics and students of digital humanities. http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2014/

Posted in Academic IT Event | Leave a comment

The Future of Digital Media at Oxford

Digital Media User Group ( DMUG) 2-4pm 29th November, IT Services.

Melissa Highton, Director of Academic IT, University of Oxford.

The University’s strategic plan  acknowledges that “Digital technology is revolutionising the manner in which knowledge is created, collected, and communicated across the globe.” Melissa will give an overview of current initiatives to support sustainable media production, storage, dissemination and re-use for the collegiate university.  She will  highlight areas of innovation and development needed to move us forward  to further develop our globally available teaching resources and collections for our own community, for our distance-taught students across the world, and for learners everywhere.

Posted in Academic IT Event | Tagged | Leave a comment