EUNIS 2013 best papers

At the EUNIS 2013 Congress “ICT Role for Next Generation Universities” there were three awards given, by three different juries, for the most interesting papers/projects:

  1. The EUNIS 2013 Elite Award was won by Samuel Martins, Hugo Ribeiro (University of Porto) and Rui Ribeiro, Nelson Dias (FCCN) for the: “Academic Video in the Portuguese High education Network: the EDUCast@fccn project” done jointly with FCCN Portugal. pdf
  2. The Jens Dørup E-Learning Award won Lígia Ribeiro, Maria Pinto, Pedro Neto, Andrea Vieira from University of Porto for “Learning spaces and students’ entrepreneurship: the strategy for the successful implementation of an e-learning café in campus U. Porto” pdf
  3. The Best Paper was awarded to Anne Sunikka from Aalto University for her presentation “From a Customer-Focused to a Customer-Centric University IT” pdf

Among the nominations to the Best Paper Award there were also:

  • “Designing a Large Scale Cooperative Sync&Share Cloud Storage Platform for the Academic Community in Northrhine-Westfalia” by Raimund Vogl,   Holger Angenent, Rainer Bockholt, Dominik Rudolph, Stefan Stieglitz and Christian Meske
  • “Harnessing the power of Office 365 to provide a social learning environment through a new Student Portal” by Mauli Arora and Adrian Ellison pdf
  • “Transforming the students community into a social network” by Jose Luis Poy and Joan Lasierra pdf
  • “Moodle Cloud” by Maciej Panka pdf
  • “Student management with HISinOne – A status report” by Daniel Biella, Uwe Blotevogel, Sven Radermacher and Malte Ney pdf
  • “Event driven identity management systems” by Tero Hakkarainen and Lauri Viitanen pdf
  • “Opening data in Higher Education Institution – Metropolia’s story” by Jaakko Rannila, Mika Lavikainen and Tuomas Orama pdf
  • “Bootstrapping OAuth for mobile apps using QR codes” by Victoriano Giralt, Manuel Baleriola, Alfredo Muñoz, Ignacio Pérez and Joaquin Canca pdf

Beijing DSDDW seminar, April 9-10 2013

On 9 and 10 April 2013, the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center CHESICC graciously hosted the second annual meeting of Digital Student Data Depositories Worldwide (DSDDW), in close cooperation with the Dutch Education Executive Agency DUO. Dr Janina Mincer-Daszkiewicz has participated in the meeting as a EUNIS representative.

The meeting had been impeccably organized by CHESICC, and the key note speeches, presentations, live demonstrations and panel discussion at the end of day 1 clearly found instant approval from all participants.

The Beijing meeting was a seminal one, in that it showcased several initiatives, including two from the National Student Clearinghouse: the US wide utilization of the University of Texas SPEEDE server and a pilot with DUO, an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Education, to create the first non-U.S. online academic credentials verification service.

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