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Showcase IT: an invitation to academics

Posted on 8 May 2016

IT Services offer more than you might realise to support academics and researchers who want to use technology in new and innovative ways.

On Friday 17 June, we'll be showcasing the ways that we can support the activities of academic departments, whether that's assisting you in handling data, enabling collaboration with colleagues and funders, giving you access to high performance computing to speed analysis, helping you to simplify your teaching and engage your students with new technology, or providing tools to carry out sophisticated surveys.

All academic staff are invited to attend this event, but places are limited.

Date: Friday 17 June
Time: 3.00pm - 5.15pm
Location: Fairhurst Building, LFA 204/5

Sign up now to secure your space, and to be entered in our prize draw to win a new Chromebook (Lenovo Chromebook 11e).

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The event itself will be relaxed, with refreshments provided, presentations that are informative but brief, and lots of time for questions and discussion - including the opportunity to tell us what you want from us.

There'll be a chance to network with other academics, and find out how services that we provide have transformed their work, and to look to the horizon and consider future developments.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event programme

3.00 Introduction Prof. Matthew Collins (Archaeology)
3.05 How can the YARCC HPC cluster help with your research? Dr Andrew Smith, who oversees the provision and support of research computing, explains the value of high performance computing
3.15 The Roaming User Pritpal Rehal of IT Services looks at ways to access research data and apps on the move
3.20 Using collaborative tools to streamline workflow Tom Smith, our collaborative software specialist, will talk about using Google Apps to simplify processes in the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Education.
3.25 Q & A session
3.30 Break for refreshments: beer, wine, and soft drinks
3.40 Using Google and Paperpile for research and teaching Prof. Matthew Collins of Archaeology presents tools that have transformed how he works
3.45 Innovative IT for teaching Dr Sara Perry of Archaeology has recently won a Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award, and shares her experience of using IT to engage students
3.50 Introduction to Qualtrics Prof. Bryony Beresford details how SPRU have used Qualtrics in their research
4.05 Learning technologies to support class-based & online teaching Richard Walker of the e-Learning Development Team gives an overview of technologies available at York
4.15 Digital Literacy - Martin Philip, one of our Academic Liaison Librarians, introduces Digital Literacy, and explains how it fits with the York pedagogy
4.25 Q & A session
4.35 Closing comments from Heidi Fraser-Krauss, Director of Information Services, and prize draw to win a new Chromebook (Lenovo Chrome 11e)
4.45 Networking, pizza, and drinks