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The workshop on electronic management of assessment and assessment analytics takes place 9th June during the EUNIS 2015 conference in Dundee, Scotland. It will explore how technology can be used to enhance assessment and feedback activities, streamline associated administration and make use of assessment data to improve learning.
On 20 May 2015, Erik Fledderus will join the SURF cooperative in the position of managing director. As chair of the Executive Board, he will manage the restructured SURF organisation together with the directors of the operating companies: Jan Bakker (SURFmarket), Erwin Bleumink (SURFnet) and Anwar Osseyran (SURFsara).
Erik Fledderus will be taking over the role from Kees Neggers, who steered the organisation through the restructuring over the past year. Fledderus will focus on the implementation of the SURF Strategic Plan 2015-2018, managing the development, realisation and evaluation of the policy and strategy of SURF as a whole.
Read about the latest updates on HEAnet Services and key project developments within our education & research community
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences decided to opt for a fundamentally different approach to the development of its new intranet. With all underlying source systems structured on the basis of Open Education API and a simplified log in procedure based around SURFconext single sign-on, the new intranet is both user-friendly and future-proof.
The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL, http://tpdl2015.info/) is organised by Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center and will be held in Poznań, Poland on 14-18 September 2015. The extended deadline for submissions is 30 March 2015.
Keeping up with the latest security threats, and developing initiatives to advance privacy and trust is a process dependent on collaboration. The GÉANT Association is in the right position to foster international partnerships, and has established a new activity in this area: SIG-ISM, the Special Interest Group on Information Security Management.
The group will hold its first workshop on 12-13 May, at Imperial College in London. Registration is now open.
GÉANT Association is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer. The individual appointed to this role will be an ambassador for the association and offer strategic leadership and vision. The Chief Executive Officer will have responsibility for day-to-day operations and the management of major international collaborations.
Institutions want the option of allowing non-students and non-staff members to use the institutional services that are made available via SURFconext. By connecting institutional services to SURFconext, other institutions and/or individuals can gain access to these services. Authorisation can then be used to determine what the guest users are allowed to do. In a blog, we describe how SURFconext can help institutions and we outline the steps necessary for setting up access and authorisation for guest users.
We would like to kindly invite you to register for TNC15, the largest research and education networking conference, which will be taking place in Porto, Portugal, between 15-18 June. Our preliminary programme is now available from the TNC15 website, and we've also kicked off with our TNC15 blog, which you can find at http://tnc15.wordpress.com. Please note that you can still contribute by submitting posters and lightning talk proposals as well. The deadline for these is 15 April.
During this year's Networking Conference, TNC15, people who have made a significant contribution to the research and education networking community's activities will be honoured with our yearly Community Awards. Nominations for the awards are still welcome until the deadline at midnight CE(S)T on 29 March 2015.