Archive for the ‘universiteter’ Category

Strategisk brug af IKT på universiteterne

Thursday, December 29th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

JISC stiller spørgsmålet Are you leading the way? – Is your institution adapting and responding to the fast changing marketplace as quickly as it might?

Bag spørgsmålet gemmer der sig projektet Strategic ICT Toolkit Project, hvisformål det er at hjælpe institutionerne med den strategiske brug af IKT.

The Strategic ICT Toolkit Project (SICT) is a self-analysis toolkit to help higher education institutions (HEIs) to analyse, assess and develop their strategic use of information technologies.

Developed by The University of Nottingham, this toolkit supports senior management in HE in developing towards more strategically directed ICT deployment. This project drew on the experience, insights and existing practices of a representative sample of HEIs to develop a toolkit to stimulate their understanding and support institutional development. This project was commissioned by The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE).

Hent hele rapporten her Strategic ICT Toolkit Project (133 s./pdf)

Nyheder fra den akademiske verden

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Den  engelske avis Guardian har et netværk for videregående uddannelse Higher Education Network. Indeholder mange spændende artikler og indlæg om forskning, markedsføring, studerende m.m. Et besøg værd. Nogle gode eksemplar på artikler fra sitet

Jeg stødte på dette link Altmetrics, a guide to Twitter for academics, and increasing your academic footprint: our round-up of social media blogs in 2011. For at hjælpe forskerne videre med Twitter har de udarbejdet en Twitter-guide. Den kan også hentes i pdf Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities – A guide for academics and researchers.

Anmeldelser af uni-hjemmesider

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Her er et par links til gode sider, der anmelder universitetshjemmesider.

1/ EDU Checkup – Changing the higher ed web landscape one site at a time

EDU Checkup er baseret på video. Hver enkelt universitet for sin egen korte anmeldelse.

2/ eduStyle. Inspiration for Campus Web Designers

EduStyle er mere billedbaseret og giver mulighed for kommentarer og karakterer.

eduStyle. Inspiration for Campus Web Designers

Succeshistorier om open access

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 af Søren Madsen

DEFF har netop udsendt en pressemeddelelse om at Open Access kan flytte forskningen. Emnet er annonceringen af  websitet Open Acces Success Stories, som indeholder:

Mere end tredive overbevisende historier, der viser værdien i at åbne adgangen til resultaterne af offentlig finansieret forskning, kan nu læses på websitet Open Access Success Stories – www.oastories.org.

Succeshistorier fra mere end 11 lande og mange fagområder fortælles af et bredt spektrum af interessenter, fra den enkelte forsker over redaktører af videnskabelige tidsskrifter til forlag og firmaer.

Studerende og IKT – 2011 ECAR undersøgelse

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Så er den årlige ECAR undersøgelse om amerikanske studerendes brug af IKT på gaden.

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Report

Hele undersøgelsen: ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology – 2011  (35 S./PDF)

I 2011-undersøgelsen har de spurgt et repræsentativt udsnit af studerende på 3.000 fra 1.179 uddannelsesinstitutioner. De vigtigste konklusioner

  • Students are drawn to hot technologies, but they rely on more traditional devices
  • Students report technology delivers major academic benefits
  • Students report uneven perceptions of institutions’ and instructors’ use of technology
  • Facebook generation students juggle personal and academic interactions
  • Students prefer, and say they learn more in, classes with online components

og de vigtigste anbefalinger

  • Investigate your students’ technology needs and preferences and create an action plan to better integrate technology into courses and information systems.
  • Provide professional development opportunities and incentives so instructors can better use the technology they have.
  • Expand or enhance students’ involvement in technology planning and decision making.
  • Meet students’ expectations for anytime, everywhere, Wi-Fi access on the devices they prefer to use.
  • Nail the basics. Help faculty and administrators support students’ use of core productivity software for academic work.

Som moden tilskriver det, præsenterer de selvfølgelig resultatet med en obligatorisk infographic

 
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Netbørn og de dumme unge

Monday, October 24th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

DR P1 kører i øjeblikket et tema i fire dele om Netbørn. Serien handler om de børn og unge, der er vokset op med mInternet og alskens mange medier. Du kan læse mere om de enkelte afsnit og hente podcast hos DR – P1:

Politiken har undersøgt hvordan de kære netbørn så klarer, sig når de starter på universitetet. De har spurgt undervisere på landets universiteter om hvordan de unge studerende faglige kvalifikationer er nutildags. De er ikke glade.

En engelsk undersøgelse har set på de hvordan skolebørnene derovre har det med nettet: Truth, lies and the internet

Truth, Lies and the Internet examines the ability of young people in Britain to critically evaluate information they consume online. The report reviews current literature on the subject, and presents a new poll of over 500 teachers. It finds that the web is fundamental to pupils’ school lives but many are not careful, discerning users of the internet. They are unable to find the information they are looking for, or trust the first thing they see. This makes them vulnerable to the pitfalls of ignorance, falsehoods, cons and scams.

Hele rapporten: truth, lies and the  internet a report into young people’s digital fluency (59 s./pdf)

Tips til video, Finland og tutorials

Friday, September 30th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Et par gode tips til weekenden

Ellyssa Kroski har samlet 25+ Resources to Create Library Videos. Hun forsøger at samle 10 All-Time Best Library Videos. Der er bare ikke kommet så mange forslag :-)

Et andet godt sted at finde gode videoer er bloggen The LibVid Awards – Recognizing the Best Library Videos on the Web.

University of Helsinki har en fin tilstedeværelse på YouTube. Du finder deres kanal her http://www.youtube.com/user/universityofhelsinki

Deres seneste film er en flot introduktion til Finland og universitet. Man hører næsten Michael Palin hyldest til Finland i baggrunden :-)

Meredith Farkas har klummen Technology in Practice i American Libraries Magazine. Her har hun skrevet om Tutorials That Matter. Klummen handler om hvordan man skaber god virtuel vejledning.

Librarians today have an unprecedented number of options for providing online instruction to students. However, to ensure that the learning objects we create have the desired impact, we need to work to integrate them into disciplinary curricula, making them an integral part of our instruction program.

Myten om de digitale indfødte

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Bibliotekarforbundet holderi denne weekend sit faglige landsmøde. Temaet i år er de digitale indfødte (født digital) og hvordan bibliotekerne skal forholde sig til dem. Både som brugere og kollegaer. Perspektiv har i den forbindelse et par interviews med internetpsykologen Anders Colding-Jørgensen.

Tænk som en digitalt indfødt
- Hvis noget er interessant nok, finder det mig. Præcis sådan mener internetpsykologen Anders Colding-Jørgensen, at mange unge tænker om internettet. Perspektiv har interviewet psykologen, der holder oplæg på Fagligt Landsmøde den kommende weekend.

Tænk som en digitalt indfødt
Anders Colding-Jørgensen mener, at bibliotekarer og biblioteker skal understøtte de unge, såkaldt digitalt indfødte, i at søge og finde viden og information. De unge ser internettet som en arena - ikke som et postkontor. De vil dele indhold for at styrke deres identitet. Virksomheder skal holde op med at smiske efter dialog på Facebook.

Han har skrevet om emnet p Kforum Facebook i markedsføringen – Stop Facebook-smiskeriet.

Det er jo altsammen meget godt. Jeg har det bare lidt svært med myten om de digitale indfødte. Det er muligt, at de er gode til at benytte ny teknologi og nye værktøjer. Og hvad så? Jeg er ikke sikker på, at det hele er så fantastisk, som tankerne bag digital natives begrebet lægger op til. Et er at bruge ny teknologi, noget andet er at bruge den fornuftigt.

Når der kommer til brug af ‘akademisk teknologi’, er de studerende ikke med. Det ser denne australske avisartikel fra The Australian nærmere på:

Unis more digital than the ‘natives’ – North American studies question stuents’ acceptance of e-learning.
THEY might be digital natives, but young adults still prefer a “sage on the stage” to an online lecture, with two North American studies finding that university leaders have more regard than their students for electronic learning.

I artiklen henvises til to nordamerikanske undersøgelser.

Den første kommer fra Higher Education Strategy Associates – The Canadian Education Project

The State of E-Learning in Canadian Universities, 2011: If Students Are Digital Natives, Why Don’t They Like E-Learning? (24 s. /pdf)

Den anden er fra Pew og er tidligere omtalt her på bloggen.

The Digital Revolution and Higher Education
Hele rapporten The Digital Revolution and Higher Education – College Presidents, Public Differ on Value of Online Learning (29 s./pdf)

Akademisk genbrug i højdsædet

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

JISC har et større projekt om åbne/frie undervisningsressourcer eller mere mundret på engelsk Open Educational Resources (OER).

Open Educational Resources: The value of reuse in higher education / OER Impact. Den findes i to udgaver: Accessible Report og en full research report

“This study investigated the impact of Open Educational Resources (OER) use on teaching and learning. To achieve this, the project team reviewed current research in the area; surveyed, interviewed and ran workshops with suitable participants to collect data; and produced an accessible report on the study findings. The report considered the use of OER from both an individual and institutional perspective looking at the benefits OER can offer each and identifying the pedagogic, attitudinal, logistical and strategic factors conducive to uptake and sustained use of OER, as well as the associated issues and challenges.”

Baggrund: Open educational resources programme – phase 2

Læs projektets blog: OER impact study

Om rapporten: OER: The value of reuse in higher education

Video om en forskers nørdede hverdag

Friday, September 16th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

CBS har stået for udarbejdelsen af en videodagbog/videodokumentar om en forskeres arbejdsliv. Der kommer en serie på ni videodokumentarfilm uf af projektet. Fra CBS nyheden Forsker? Det er da vist en ensom nørd…

“Videoerne henvender sig til unge, der overvejer en karriere som forsker, og de gør op med forestillingerne om, at en forsker altid sidder alene på et kontor.”

Følg med på science-lab.dk eller på Facebook facebook.com/sciencelabdk

JISC udgiver rapport nye digital praksiser

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

JISC imponerer endnu en gang. De har netop udsendt rapporten Preparing for the future: a new guide on emerging practice in a digital age.

Der findes mere uddybende materiale på projektets site Emerging Practice in a Digital Age.

Hent hele rapporten her: Emerging Practice in a Digital Age – A guide to technology-enhanced institutional innovation (60 s/pdf)

Om indholdet:

The environment of further and higher education is changing in response to economic pressures, government policies and a cultural shift marked by an increasing emphasis on student satisfaction and concerns about the impact of rising student fees.

In addition, the rapid growth in personal ownership of new and more powerful technologies such as mobile phones and tablet PCs, along with the pervasive use of social software is changing the way we work, socialise, communicate and collaborate. It is only natural that students will expect to see the powerful benefits these technologies offer – technologies that are common-place in many aspects of our working lives – used to support their learning ambitions as they endeavour to balance the competing pressures of study, work, caring and social responsibilities.

Research Information

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Nyt nummer af Research Information (2011 August/Sep.) er på gaden. Et par udvalgte artikler:

Mobile access gathers momentum
Apps and mobile versions of websites are springing up everywhere in the scholarly publishing industry. Publishers and library management system suppliers reveal some of the latest trends. Interviews by Rebecca Pool and Sian Harris

The lone publisher – in search of silver
John Murphy shares his experiences of attempting to launch an open-access journal

Anticipating OA growth
Jason Wilde of Nature Publishing Group reveals some of the challenges of the open-access publishing model for journals with high rejection rates

Ny UK rapport om peer review

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Her i sommer udgav det engelske parlament en kommisionsundersøgelse om peer review. Den består af to dele, selve rapporten og et bilag med baggrundsmateriale.

Peer review in scientific publications hele rapporten Peer review in scientific publications (254 s./pdf)

Peer review in scientific publications – Additional Written Evidence hele rapporten Peer review in scientific publications – Additional Written Evidence (181 s./pdf)

Malcolm Read fra JISC kommenterer rapporten i artiklen Reviewing peer review fra tidsskriftet Research Information.

“…describes access to data as ‘fundamental’ for researchers to reproduce, verify and build on each other’s results. It highlights that reproducibility should be the gold standard that all peer reviewers and editors aim for when assessing a manuscript. This spirit of openness is something that JISC supports, through its work with the UK Research Councils.”

Nyt fra PEW

Monday, August 29th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

PEW Internet har netop udsendt et par relevante rapporter:

65% of online adults use social networking sites
Hele rapporten 65% of online adults use social networking sites – Women maintain their foothold on SNS use and older Americans are still coming aboard (14 s./pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
65% of online adults use social networking sites, and most describe their experiences in positive terms.
Two-thirds of adult internet users (65%) now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, up from 61% one year ago. That’s more than double the percentage that reported social networking site usage in 2008 (29%). And for the first time in Pew Internet surveys it means that half of all adults (50%) use social networking sites. The pace with which new users have flocked to social networking sites has been staggering; when we first asked about social networking sites in February of 2005, just 8% of internet users – or 5% of all adults – said they used them.

The Digital Revolution and Higher Education
Hele rapporten The Digital Revolution and Higher Education – College Presidents, Public Differ on Value of Online Learning (29 s./pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report is based on findings from a pair of Pew Research Center surveys conducted in spring 2011. One is a telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 2,142 adults ages 18 and older. The other is an online survey, done in association with the Chronicle of Higher Education, among the presidents of 1,055 two-year and four-year private, public, and for-profit colleges and universities.

Ny undersøgelse af forskernes holdning til og brug af web 2.0

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Nyere undersøgelse har set på hvordan forskerne bruger/eller ikke bruger web 2.0 værktøjer i deres forskning.

With funding from Emerald Group Publishing, CIBER and the Charleston Conference Observatory undertook a second project. The survey for 2010 explored the use of social media in research workflows. Researchers in 215 countries were surveyed to determine their preferences and perceptions regarding their use of social media tools to support their research. A large majority (79.7 percent) of the 2,414 who responded said they used at least one social media tool in their research.

Du kan læse mere om projektet i denne artikel:

Nicholas, David; Rowlands, Ian; Strauch, Katina
Social Media and Research Workflow: A Charleston Conference Observatory Survey
The Charleston Advisor, Volume 12, Number 4, April 2011 , s. 65-66
DOI: 10.5260/chara.12.4.65

Læs hele rapporten: Aims of this study – Understanding Web 2.0 and research workflow (25 s./pdf)

Aims:

  • Are Web 2.0 tools impacting upon researcher
  • If so, how should publishers and librarians respond?
  • How influential are age and other factors in shaping the demand for Web 2.0 tools?

Social Media and Research Workflow

E-bogs undersøgelse fra University of California

Friday, June 24th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

University of California Libraries har undersøgt 2.569 af deres brugeres holdninger og interesse for e-bøger

UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey Report

In a period of economic challenges, the University of California Libraries must have high quality information and analysis to guide their collection decisions. A new report, UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey, presents the results of a 2010 survey of 2,569 University of California faculty, staff, and students intended to assist the Libraries in developing systemwide strategies for acquiring e-books and inform future collection management activities. The study was a collaborative effort between California Digital Library staff and UC campus librarians undertaken as part of the Libraries’ Springer e-Book Pilot Project. Topics covered include UC reader preference for e-books as compared to print books, valued e-book features, and an assessment of UC reader experiences with Springer e-books during 2009 and 2010.

Læs hele rapporten: UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey (34 s./pdf)

Yngre forskeres brug af web 2.0

Thursday, June 16th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

JISC har udsendt en ny rapport i deres undersøgelse af ‘Researchers of Tomorrow’: Tech-savvy doctoral students increasingly look to open web technologies

Hele rapporten: Researchers of Tomorrow: A three year (BL/JISC) study tracking the research behaviour of ‘Generation Y’ doctoral students – Second Annual Report 2010-2011 (59 s./pdf)

Om undersøgelsen:

Young researchers are increasingly using free web technology to help with their research – but they are not active in creating content, says a major British Library/ JISC generation Y, ‘Researchers of Tomorrow’ report.

The UK’s largest survey of the information seeking behaviours of doctoral students born between 1982-1994, commonly dubbed generation Y,  shows a ‘modest increase’ in the students’ use of web technology in the last year.

The report shows that passive use of these open web technologies is more common than active use.  Researchers are reading wikis and blogs without adding to them; they make passive use of internet forums for research, and few blog themselves.  For example, while 29% made passive use of internet discussion forums, only 13% were active on them.

Kvaliteten af universitetsranglister

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Forsker fra IVA har deltaget i arbejdet med at undersøgekvaliteten i de mange universitetsranglister.

Kan universiteter rangordnes?
Det spørgsmål er lektor ph.d. Jesper Wiborg Schneider, IVA, med til at besvare som medforfatter til en ny nordisk rapport om kvaliteten af internationale universitetsrangordninger. Baggrunden er erkendelsen af, at universitetsranglister har betydelige svagheder. Rapporten ”Comparing Research at Nordic Universities Using Bibliotmetric Indicators” giver et bud på bedre analyser.

“Ovennævnte rapport har for det første undersøgt de metoder, der er grundlaget for de mest kendte universitetsrangordninger som f.eks. Shanghai Ranking, Times Higher Education, QS World University Ranking, HEEACT og Leiden Ranking.”

“Rapporten går imidlertid skridtet videre. Forskergruppen har gennemført særdeles grundige og valide bibliometriske analyser af nordiske universiteter og universitetshospitaler.”

Hent hele rapporten: Comparing Research at Nordic Universities using Bibliometric Indicators – A publication from the NORIA-net «Bibliometric Indicators for the Nordic Universities» (96 s./pdf).

Læs mere hos NordForsk

Danske forskere på topp i Norden
Forskerne i alle de nordiske landene blir sitert oftere enn gjennomsnittet i resten av verden, ifølge en ny NordForsk-rapport. Rapporten viser også at forskerne ved Danmarks Tekniske Universitet blir sitert hele 40 prosent oftere enn verdensgjennomsnittet, og at danske forskere generelt er blant de mest siterte i verden.

Læs også NORIA’s to tidligere rapporter:

Top-Ten IT Issues, 2011

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

EDUCAUSE udarbejder årligt en top-ti over de vigtigste IT-emner på uddannelsesområdet. Nu er 2011-udgaven kommet – Top-Ten IT Issues, 2011 eller i pdf.

EDUCAUSE presents the top-ten IT-related issues in terms of strategic importance to the institution, as revealed by the twelfth annual EDUCAUSE Current Issues Survey.

Top-Ten IT Issues, 2011
1. Funding IT
2. Administrative/ERP/Information Systems
3. Teaching and Learning with Technology
4. Security
5. Mobile Technologies
6. Agility/Adaptability/Responsiveness
7. Governance, Portfolio/Project Management
8. Infrastructure/Cyberinfrastructure
9. Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity
10. Strategic Planning

På siden 2011 Survey Resources kan du finde flere resultater, uddybning, anbefalet læsning m.m.

Perspektiver for mobil teknologi – nyt ER

Monday, May 16th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Nyeste nummer af  EDUCAUSE Review (March/April 2011. vol. 46, Iss. 2) har temaet Getting a Handle on Mobile: Perspectives.

Det er som altid glimrende læsning. ER er et rigtig godt tidsskrift at følge med i, når emnet er brugen af ny teknologi og uddannelsessektoren.

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