Thursday, November 24, 2011

IS Technology Showcase

Recently Information Services celebrated the range of new technologies launched this year with the IS Technology Showcase.  The event was attended by Bond staff and students who were able to see demos of new systems and products, question the 'techsperts' and vote in the Peoples Choice award for most popular new system.

The event was launched by Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Gary Marchant. Special guest Professor Tom Cochrane, DVC Technology, Information and Learning Support at QUT spoke on the future role of technology in Universities.

Here are the featured technologies:
  • Windows 7
    Windows 7 is being rolled out across Bond over the next couple of months. Training sessions will be advertised.
  • Bond University Library and Computing Facebook
    The Library now has its own Facebook page. Get news, tips and let us know what you think of our service.
  • Summon
    Summon is a new library search engine which allows you to search across multiples resources at the same time in a 'Google like' way. You no longer need to go to the library catalogue to find books and to individual databases to look for journal articles (although you can if you wish). Summon will search all of these for you.
  • iTunesU
    Access films, lectures, videos and other resources on iTunesU- now with Bond University content. Install iTunes onto your computer, then search for Bond University.
  • eduroam
    Visiting another university campus in Australia or overseas? Connect to the Bond IT network via eduroam - a collaborative agreement between educational institutions to share access to their wireless networks.
  • MediaSite lecture capture system
    The MediaSite system uses high resolution video and slides to capture Bond lecture content.
  • BondSync
    BondSync is the Bond Student Social Network site. Students get information about social events, sign up for clubs, and share posts, messages and photos with their club members.
  • Student Computer Availability Map
    This web based service allows students to view computer availablitiy in all of the Bond public learning spaces.
  • Gadgets and Gizmos
    IS supports a wide range of gadgets and gizmos that students and staff bring to the university. Featuerd was a presentation on iPhone and the iPads regarding all of those technological 'bits' that are available though the Library and MLC and which make life that much easier.

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