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Top 10 IT issues 2018 in Higher Education

04/16/2018 - 09:23

Educause Research Snapshot

The 2018 Top Ten IT issues shows how digital technology is remaking higher education through four key themes: 

Institutional adaptiveness Improved student outcomes Improved decision-making IT adaptiveness

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figshare pilot credit for all your research

04/11/2018 - 14:37

The NWU Library and Information Service in conjunction with IT services and the Research Office as part of eResearch initiative is running a 6 month pilot of the figshare platform which started at the beginning of April 2018. NWU figshare pilot platform may be accessed here : https://nwu.figshare.com

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2018 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning

03/22/2018 - 09:15

2018 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning

Cybersecurity 101 Cyber Privacy

03/12/2018 - 15:20

CYBERSECURITY 101:  Cyber Privacy

Cybersecurity 101 Cyber Codes

03/08/2018 - 14:56

CYBERSECURITY 101: Cyber Codes

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First of its kind

03/08/2018 - 12:55

First Carpentries Instructor Workshop of 2018   

On 21-23 February 2018, the fourth South African Carpentries instructor training for African based instructors took place in Kleinmond, Western Cape. The workshop was funded through the Rural Campuses Connection Project Phase II (RCCPII) Tertiary.  Read more...

The secret life of hackers

02/26/2018 - 10:14

Learn about different types of hackers with this video from the NOVA Cybersecurity Lab. Hacking is solving problems in creative or unexpected ways. Hacks have been used for everything from Galileo’s telescope to Apollo 13. Similarly, there are many reasons that people hack computers. Some are just curious about how systems work, others hack to find and fix security flaws before they are exploited by criminals. Some hackers have bad intentions fueled by greed, attention, or rebellion. There are some hackers who have good intentions, but use questionable methods of getting information. “Hacking” isn’t good or bad – it depends on how and why people hack.

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Password Handling

02/26/2018 - 09:31

Your password expires every 90 days.  This is the password you use in conjunction with your NWU# to gain access to the majority of IT services.

With this in mind - always use hard to guess passwords

Don't use obvious passwords like "password," "cat," or obvious character sequences on the qwerty keyboard like "asdfg" and "12345." It's better to use complex passwords. Include different letter cases, numbers, and even punctuation. Try to use different passwords for different websites and computers. So if one gets hacked, your other accounts aren't compromised watch the video.

Cybersecurity 101

02/20/2018 - 11:24

Learn why protecting your information online is crucial with this video from the NOVA Cybersecurity Lab. The Internet was originally designed to connect large computers at universities, businesses, and governments. It grew exponentially once personal computers became common in the 1980s. Connecting to the Internet leaves computers vulnerable. People can use computers to delete data, spread viruses, or even steal someone’s identity. The good news is that there are several ways to stay safe online. You can learn about protecting information by trying coding, password cracking, and spotting email scams in NOVA’s Cybersecurity Lab.

Telkom Automated Teleconferencing

02/16/2018 - 09:09

Telkom's automated teleconferencing: “allows any business, big or small, to make and enact decisions in real time, in response to current events...”

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IT Self-Help postcards

02/07/2018 - 14:29

IT Self-Help postcards click here for complete information set

A quick and easy way to answer your most pressing IT questions / 'n Handige hulpmiddel, indien u opsoek is na 'n vinnige IT antwoord.


NWU hosts the largest computer programming school in Africa

01/22/2018 - 12:47