Category : Featured

EUNIS e-Learning Task Force 2014 workshop report

EUNIS e-Learning Task Force 2014 workshop

EUNIS eLTF workshop was held at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona on 28th-29th of April 2014.  The theme was: New models of learning and accreditation.

Among the topics discussed  there were:

  • the future of MOOCs;
  • social learning in an online environment;
  • learning analytics;
  • assessing online learning.

Read the workshop report here

EUNIS BI Master class – Ireland

An Irish EUNIS BI event will take place in Dublin, on May 23rd 2014, organised by Maria McDonald from University College in Dublin (UCD) and John Murphy from Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
A master class will present the key concepts that academic leaders, IT directors and developers should be aware of to start an DW/BI initiative in their institution. The following workshop session will allow attendees to discuss their current issues and problems.

EUNIS speaking at TNC2014

The Terena Networking Conference is underway at the University College in Dublin (UCD). 3 days of talks and discussions on networking, infrastructure and services. Elsa Cardoso, Task force leader for the EUNIS BI-task force will speak on thursday about “The current status of Business Intelligence initiatives in European Higher Education Institutions”. The presentation and other media will be available after the conference ends.

A new case study: BOMGAR – University of York

University of York: Taking IT Support for a Vibrant University to a New Level

“One thing that set Bomgar apart from another popular solution that the other company wanted to charge extra to support anything other than Mac and Windows. Bomgar’s solution also includes Linux and mobile device support. We have several departments that use Linux technology, so having that capability was an important factor in our decision,” said Sarah Kennedy, IT Support Office Manager.

Read the case study here

UCISA celebrates its 21st birthday with EUNIS bursary

Congratulations to our UK sister organisation UCISA which is celebrating its 21st birthday this year.

As part of the celebration UCISA has created a bursary scheme to help its UK members attend international conferences including EUNIS 2014.

UCISA members are increasingly looking beyond the UK for examples of innovation and good practice, whilst at the same time training budgets (especially for international conferences) are under pressure.

In celebration of UCISA’s 21st year, the Executive Committee of UCISA is pleased to announce that a bursary scheme has been created to bring European and US best practice to the UCISA community through funded places at EUNIS (11- 13 June 2014, Umeå University campus, Sweden www.eunis.org/eunis2014/ ) and EDUCAUSE (29 September – 2 October 2014, Orlando, Florida www.educause.edu/annual-conference/2014 )

Please consider applying for a bursary, or nominating staff within your institution.

Information on the selection process and the expected outputs is available on the UCISA website, along with an application form.

Deadline for receipt of applications: Tuesday 20 May