lighting out for the territories

This week has been amazing already, so many people to see  and things to do before I go. I have been clearing out my desk and my emails and remembering again how much fun it has been to work here. Edinburgh … Continue reading

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interns in turns

The 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 … Continue reading

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my week as an international woman

Saturday 8th March is International Womens’ Day. I have had an interesting week  being an international woman. On Monday I was a woman in IT hosting a student forum about ‘Women in IT’ with guests from Amazon. The questions and … Continue reading

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wizard idea

How safe do you feel online? Our Academic IT and Information Security teams are working together to shine a light on internet safety on ‘Safer Internet Day’. Safer Internet Day 2014 will take place on 11th February 2014, with the theme ‘Let’s create … Continue reading

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objectification

A few people who were not at  my ‘Future of Digital Media’ talk  (below) have asked about what I was saying regarding 3-d printing. Pretty simple really:  as an institution we are unique in having enormous numbers of objects in … Continue reading

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pithy

On Friday I spoke to the Oxford Digital Media Users Group (DMUG) about the Future of Digital Media at Oxford.  The future is bright. I went on a bit for about an hour, here’s the short version: The University Strategic … Continue reading

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tools for researchers

In a couple of weeks I will be speaking at an SHRE event on researching the student digital experience. As my regular readers know, we have done a bit of that at Oxford. In preparation for my talk I am … Continue reading

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security and complacency

At the recent UAS conference our Oxford Networks Security team offered visitors to their display stand the opportunity to test their password strength. Oxford colleagues jumped at the chance to type their password into the computer offered by  charming and … Continue reading

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knowledge that matters

It’s been another busy year for the IT teachers in IT services. The University is commited to developing all staff to enhance their effectiveness, and to ensuring that undergraduate and postgraduate students are fully equipped for the opportunities available to … Continue reading

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to cap it all

More data magic has been performed by the WebLearn and  OXCAP  teams. When the principle of subsidiarity is so enshrined in the university it is hard to offer any kind of consistency of experience.  Nevertheless, in the face of repeated … Continue reading

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