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Top 10 IT issues 2018 in Higher Education

04/16/2018 - 09:23Educause 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 :... read more

2018 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning

03/22/2018 - 09:15

Each year, ELI surveys the higher education community to determine key issues and opportunities in post-secondary teaching and learning. These key issues serve as the framework, or focal points, for our discussions and programming throughout the coming year. More than 900 community members voted... read more

Cybersecurity 101 Cyber Privacy

03/12/2018 - 15:20

Learn what can happen when you post information online with this video from the NOVA Cybersecurity Lab. When you upload something to a social media site, that information is stored on the website’s server. People can access your information from a website’s server, including governments,... read more

Cybersecurity 101 Cyber Codes

Cybersecurity 101 Cyber Codes

03/08/2018 - 14:56

Learn how encryption keeps online information private in this video from the NOVA Cybersecurity Lab. Your messages are coded by email programs and websites to prevent others from reading them. Codes have been used in messages for centuries.  Caesar sent coded messages to his military in ancient... read more

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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... 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... read more

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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... read more

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.... read more

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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