Monthly Archives: January 2015

Doctor in the house

We were all delighted to see one of our colleagues awarded his doctorate yesterday. Dr Paolo Oprandi has been studying hard alongside his day job as Learning Technologist and pillar of the University’s e-Learning team to complete his thesis which he successfully defended

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Eyes on graduation

This screenshot from Google Maps shows the global distribution of viewers of yesterday’s graduation webcasts. All the ceremonies have been screened live on the Sussex website and the map shows how useful the broadcast is for family and friends unable to attend

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Windows on the future

(Picture: Microsoft) Yesterday’s Windows event included a number of intriguing announcements, not least a new operating system called Windows Holographic. The system works with a virtual reality headset to enable users to interact with graphics and video in a three dimensional space. Although there have

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Virtual worlds

At our termly IT staff meeting last week, one of the subjects we talked about was the increasing use of virtual servers. About two thirds of the central servers at Sussex are now virtual. That means they aren’t bound to specific

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Online submissions

This is the view more and more students are seeing in Study Direct after the introduction of a new e-Submission service on a number of first year undergraduate modules last term. Instead of handing in paper essays, students have to upload files in

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Test driving Windows 10

I’ve been trying out the developer preview of Windows 10 over the Christmas break. First impressions are that it addresses the biggest problems with Windows 8 simply by restoring the familiar start menu on regular desktop computers. The “modern” apps

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