Most divisions within the OCIO, including the BuckeyeBar, will close at 5 p.m. on November 21 for the Thanksgiving holiday and resume normal hours beginning November 24. The OCIO IT Service Desk will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, resuming normal hours on Sunday.
As OCIO continues to improve the campus wireless network for high performance Wi-Fi technology, OCIO is disabling support for 802.11b devices on December 16, 2012. Supporting these legacy devices degrade the wireless performance for 802.11g and 802.11n devices. Current 802.11b wireless users must obtain an 802.11n wireless network adapter or upgrade their hardware.
For questions, contact the IT Service Desk at 688-HELP (4357).
Being an Ohio State staff member gives you access to lots of cool things, and iTunes U is one of them. While iTunes U is actually free to all users, at OSU you have the added benefit of working with the local experts at Digital First, who can help you build your own course to share with the world or guide you in your own learning.
The OCIO Learning Technology Departmental Impact Grant application period is open now through November 5. Consider this grant an opportunity to create an exemplar key or large course for your department. Recipients are provided up to 200 hours of Learning Technology expertise and $15,000 (requires 1:2, nonLT:LT, matching) to extend learning technology use that increases student engagement, facilitates greater instructor efficiency, or enables anytime/anyplace learning.
The last six months have been a busy time for our University E-mail service. The OCIO e-mail team has collaborated with university IT advisory groups to identify and implement two exciting enhancements to University E-mail based on customer feedback.
The OCIO Impact Grant program is a great opportunity to collaborate with learning technology professionals to enhance an existing course through technology. The focus of the Impact Grant program is to increase student engagement, facilitate greater instructor efficiency, and enable anyplace/anytime learning through purposeful technology use in a course impacting students.
Massively open online courses (MOOCs) are generating exciting discussions on education today and for generations to come. Offering courses online for free and without the exchange of university credit has sparked interesting debates about accessibility, credibility and finances. What people can agree on is the potential for MOOCs to expand the learning experience beyond traditional boundaries of admission cutoffs, tuition and class schedules.
The innovative Digital Storytelling Program (DSP) at Ohio State proves once again that the university is a leader among educational institutions. This national program was recently recognized by the Scout Report as a "great idea," and a "source of motivation and inspiration for those who might like to create their own narratives."
A dozen Ohio State faculty members looking to revise their online courses to better engage students found a solution during a recent trip to Apple Inc.’s Chicago office. The two-day immersion boot camp, sponsored by the university’s Digital First initiative, enabled participants to create or add to an established iTunes U course.
Have you ever struggled to get wireless service on an OSU football Saturday? OCIO estimates that the call processing and data capacity of the existing cellular networks servicing the OSU Columbus campus will be exhausted within the next two years. So what does that mean? If left unaddressed, cellular users on campus will encounter “game day” types of problems every day.