Warwick Academic Tech Team update to IT Ops Group 20130828

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  • 1. the academic technologies team supporting the use of technology for teaching, learning and research at the University of Warwick Presentation to IT Ops Group Thurs 29th Aug 2013
  • 2. building on existing success Some of you already know members of the team: Chris Coe, Steve Brydges and Rob O’Toole New recruits Dec 2012 - March 2013: Russell Boyatt, Jim Judges, Richard Clay, Amber Thomas, David Beck, Steve Ranford •more than e-learning support now •central moodle service is rolling out •establishing new digital humanities function We work with academic departments of all shapes and sizes, some with dedicated academic technologists/e-learning support, some without. We work with other teams in ITS and other support services
  • 3. scope TEACHING CLASSROOM TECH ASSESSMENT ONLINE CONTENT STUDENT AS PRODUCER VLEs COURSEWORK MANAGEMENT eLearning / technology enhanced learning fairly familiar territory BUT huge differences in use, uptake and support needs
  • 4. scope RESEARCH E-JOURNALS RESEARCH DATA MGT RESEARCH WEBSITES STUDENT AS RESEARCHER OPEN ACCESS DIGITAL HUMANITIES technology in research not technology about research or research about technology, but the use of technology in research. Includes e- science, e-research, digital research, digital humanities … fuzzy boundaries and pretty new for universities to address this in a coherent way
  • 5. scope “academic technologies” the use of technology to support learning, teaching and research RESEARCH E-JOURNALS RESEARCH DATA MGT RESEARCH WEBSITES STUDENT AS RESEARCHER OPEN ACCESS DIGITAL HUMANITIES TEACHING CLASSROOM TECH ASSESSMENT ONLINE CONTENT STUDENT AS PRODUCER VLEs COURSEWORK MANAGEMENT
  • 6. scope context of academic technologies: outreach engagement “impact” RESEARCH E-JOURNALS RESEARCH DATA MGT RESEARCH WEBSITES STUDENT AS RESEARCHER OPEN ACCESS DIGITAL HUMANITIES TEACHING CLASSROOM TECH ASSESSMENT ONLINE CONTENT STUDENT AS PRODUCER VLEs COURSEWORK MANAGEMENT
  • 7. scope the scope changes as the context changes innovation support responsive provision RESEARCH E-JOURNALS RESEARCH DATA MGT RESEARCH WEBSITES STUDENT AS RESEARCHER OPEN ACCESS DIGITAL HUMANITIES TEACHING CLASSROOM TECH ASSESSMENT ONLINE CONTENT STUDENT AS PRODUCER VLEs COURSEWORK MANAGEMENT ONLINE COURSES ???????? DIGITISATION ???????????
  • 8. current! V
  • 9. Where are we up to with moodle? We have mainly worked with whole departments, now we will also work with smaller groups. We will be requesting nominated moodle co-ordinators alongside tabula permission administrators. Service: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/its/servicessupport/elearn/moodle 4 VLEs Faculties Live Courses 13/14 •Chemistry •Life Sciences •WMS •WMG •CAL •CLL •Maths (rollout) Pilots and investigations •Institute of Education •Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies •Centre for Cultural Policy Studies •IMR Physics •Engineering - Peter Kimber •Psychology - Kim Wade •MOAC •Law •Corporate relations Services Committed •Library •LDC (partial) •Information security •Corporate Relations •Outreach •Security
  • 10. current! V
  • 11. what is … digital humanities? existing tools put to new uses digitisation, annotation, presentation … text as data, data as images, maps, timelines … social media, participatory, crowdsourcing … controversial, fuzzy, buzzy Our priorities: web content, matchmaking creative technologists, upskilling academics, data management, collaboration tools, applications requirements Projects: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/research/digitalhumanities/projects/ 1 2 1) http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis/?id=4fb24d5d 2) from Mark Knights Making History Course, Warwick 3) http://commonsinabox.org/ 4) https://www.facebook.com/TranscribeBentham 4 3
  • 12. on the horizon … RDM drivers: [+] opportunity: “reproduceability”, data citation, data publication [-] compliance: the university’s own data policy, funder requirements RESEARCH DATA MGT http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rdm/ Implications for IT: early days, explorations underway for a library-hosted catalogue of datasets, a store of research data management plans, frameworks for storage and archive and advice on good practice 1) http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rdm/ 2) http://cardio.dcc.ac.uk/ 3) http://sudamih.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ 4) http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/ceis/re/isrc/themes/rmarea/datum/health/ 5) http://figshare.com/ 1 2 5 4 3
  • 13. people networks: we collaborate collaboration can be messy
  • 14. what all this means for IT colleagues We want to ensure that academics pick the best tools for the job, using ITS provision wherever that’s the best fit, so: •we will refer people on to services with well-informed requirements •we will welcome referrals from colleagues where we can help refine requirements for research and teaching purposes •we will request enhancements to existing services, based on our evidence and expertise •we will work with services to pilot and evaluate new provision •we will work with colleagues to improve the evidence base about current practice and emerging needs
  • 15. the academic technologies team supporting the use of technology for teaching, learning and research at the University of Warwick Presentation to IT Ops Group Thurs 29th Aug 2013 questions? suggestions? contact us at academictech@warwick.ac.uk or ask me direct at amber.thomas@warwick.ac.uk