Interviews with Innovators: Andrew Laughland

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Podcasts | 0 comments

Andrew Laughland (University of Hertfordshire) discusses the potential for academic researchers to transform data-gathering via smart phone technology. Recorded at Dev8D 2012, this interview explains how the rapidly increasing availability of smart phones presents researchers with opportunities to improve the reliability and scope of research data.

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Launch of JISC Observatory Report: Preparing for Data-driven Infrastructure

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in ISC News, UKOLN News | 0 comments

The JISC Observatory has published the latest TechWatch report entitled 'Preparing for Data-driven Infrastructure', which describes ways in which institutions can adopt a more data-centric approach across a range of development activities. The report includes an overview of tools and technologies (including APIs, Linked Data and NoSQL) together with a review of technical architectural designs which institutions will need to consider in responding to requirements for greater transparency in their education, research, and business processes.

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Interviews with Innovators: Mark Cox

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Podcasts | 0 comments

Dr. Mark Cox (King’s College London) explains how mobile devices are re-shaping support for e-learning in Higher Education. Recorded at the EuroCRIS workshop earlier this year, this interview discusses how student uptake of mobile devices is radically changing technology planning on campus.

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