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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Spring 2016 – successful projects

Following the IT Innovation pitch event on June 1st, these projects have been offered and accepted funding: Diversifying the University Voice – researcher/student mobile trails. Based at TORCH in collaboration with the Pitt Rivers Museum (abstract) Effective Computing for Research Reproducibility. … Continue reading

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go_girl Symposium

(by Anne Geniets) go_girl: code + create is an interdisciplinary project at the Department of Education. In line with Oxford’s targets in its Access Agreement with the Office for Fair Access, the project set out to complement existing programmes aimed … 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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New project : MYSH – work on the App is starting!

(By Hadassah Buechner) MYSH stands for ‘manage your self-harm’. This student-led project is designing an App to help any member of the University, in an accessible, informal format. The App aims to be “a tool for people who self-harm to … Continue reading

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The CabiNET project (also known as Between Text and Object), funded by the IT Innovation Challenges in the Trinity term round 2015,  recently presented their work in a talk for the Research Uncovered series, organised by the Centre for Digital … Continue reading

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ORLiMS – completed project

— By Craig Finlay — In 2015, the Social Science Library embarked on the ORLiMS (Online Reading List Management System) project, with funding from the IT Innovation Fund. Following development work on the tool by the WebLearn Team, library staff … Continue reading

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‘joinin’: light-touch introductions to popular digital technologies

Digital literacy is fast becoming a 21st-century survival skill, with increasing attention paid to IT capabilities in the workplace, and references to Facebook and Twitter ubiquitous in the mass media. However, getting to grips with new technology can be daunting, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding platform : IT Innovation project in use

You may have seen news about the LIFE crowdfunding campaign to save newborns in Africa (see screenshot). The LIFE project is looking to develop a mobile application to teach healthcare workers to identify and manage medical emergencies. To generate funding … Continue reading

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Autumn 2015 – successful projects

We are pleased to announce that the following projects have been awarded funding through the IT Innovation Challenges Autumn 2015 round. Further information about the individual projects can be found in the project abstracts (click on a project name. Oxford access only). … Continue reading

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