New Technology Innovations Day

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On 15 April 2010, Information Services presented an all-day showcase of new technology and innovations. Presentations were given in the Visualisation Centre Board Room, with interactive exhibits in the reception area. Lunch was provided. There was a good turnout with about 30 people attending.

For those who were unable to attend, we have provided the programme below, with some materials from the presentations and video clips from presentors:

Communications innovations morning

  • Introduction to the event and playing a video showing the benefits of Unified Messaging.
  • Unified Messaging Service – Allowing unified access to your email, voicemail, calendaring & contacts lists using a computer, a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), or a fixed line or mobile telephone. See the PPT presentation.
  • Getting the best out of your VOIP phone – the whole University telephone system is gradually being replaced by a Voice over Internet Protocol system learn about its features. See the PPT presentation.
  • Working from home or anywhere offsite – Now facilities exist for you to work from anywhere in the world as if you were in the office – find out how. See the PPT presentation.
  • Communications Question & Answer Panel.

Lunchtime exhibits

We asked some of the people staffing tables to introduce their exhibits for us to capture using the Flip digital camcorder. Please see the short video clips and other selected material below.

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  • Overview of Innovations Day



  • E-books - samples of several types of e-book readers were available for staff to try



  • CADAIR Academic Repository Service



  • E-learning Developments - Blackboard 9, Campus Pack, digital Flip camcorder, Pulse Pen and PaperShow (see the poster here)




  • Video conferencing





  • Voyager innovations and new Resource Discovery Tools


  • New Technology Sales - laptops, netbooks, MACs etc
  • NEC Monitor and Digital Signage

Learning & Teaching innovations afternoon

  • Learning & Teaching Technology Showcase – PaperShow and Pulse Pen smart pens to enhance your teaching and learning.
  • Lecture Capture – Panopto Coursecast to help you record and deliver your lectures and seminars. 
  • Learning & Teaching Question & Answer Panel.
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