Tag: technology

Technologies to watch

Thanks to Alyson Tyler whose blog alerted me to a new JISC summary of some of the technologies to look out for in the next 1 to 5 years, and how they can help with or relate to learning and education.

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Enhancing Learning and Teaching through Technology: refreshing the strategy

HEFCW have now published “Enhancing Learning and Teaching through Technology: refreshing the strategy” http://www.hefcw.ac.uk/documents/publications/circulars/circulars_2011/W11%2032HE%20Enhancing%20Learning%20and%20Teaching%20through%20Technology.pdf  Shortened, updated and with some revised longer-term indicators.  “In publishing the strategy for enhancing learning and teaching through technology for higher education (HE) in Wales from 2007/08

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2011 Horizon Report

The 2011 Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium and Educause has been published online. The Horizon Project, is the centerpiece of NMC’s Emerging Technologies Initiative, and charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning and creative inquiry. Key

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Moving files, saving energy – Cardiff’s Planet Filestore

Among the issues faced by UK universities and colleges, the carbon emissions from their ICT loom large. One cause of the growth in these emissions is demand for computing and in particular the ever-growing demand for data storage and data

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The V Factor – best practice videoconferencing in Wales

A videoconferenced event at Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities. Wednesday 2 February 2011. Videoconferencing is a technology whose time has come. This unique event will combine local and videoconferenced presentations, discussions and research. It will  present the reasons why

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Learning in a Digital Wales

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend our ‘Learning in a Digital Wales – Dysgu mewn Cymru Digidol’ event on 30 June 2010. ‘Learning in a Digital Wales – Dysgu mewn Cymru Digidol’ is a

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SCONUL report on shared services on HELibTech: meeting 19th May

The HEFCE funded SCONUL report on ‘Shared Services’ is available to download on the Higher Education Library Technology (HELibTech) website. A meeting is being held in London on 19th May to explore the study’s findings and proposals. For more information

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Horizon Report

“The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project, a qualitative research project established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry

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Wales gets £44m supercomputing institute

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has announced a new £44m high-performance computing (HPC) institute for Wales. Called HPC Wales, the project will be co-funded with £10m from BIS’s strategic investment fund (SIF), which was bumped up by

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Research 3.0 – How are digital technologies revolutionising research?

The UK can only maintain its worldwide reputation for quality research, if researchers take advantage of the digital revolution, says JISC. Today, JISC is launching a year-long campaign called ‘Research 3.0 – driving the knowledge economy’, to debate how digital

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