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DigiCampus-hankkeen Roadshow tavoitti lähes 170 opetuksen ja koulutuksen asiantuntijaa

DigiCampus-hankkeen Roadshow tarjosi korkeakouluille mahdollisuuden tutustua kyseisen korkeakoulutuksen kehittämishankkeen tavoitteisiin sekä vaikuttaa sen toimenpiteisiin ja kehittämissuuntiin.

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Kehittämishankkeiden työpajassa keskusteltiin oppimisympäristöihin liittyvistä tarpeista ja kysymyksistä

Kesäkuussa järjestetty Oppimisympäristöt-työpaja kokosi yhteen lähes sata korkeakoulujen kehittämishankkeiden, koulutuksen palveluiden ja pedagogisten verkostojen edustajaa keskustelemaan oppimisympäristöihin liittyvistä tarpeista. Työpajan tavoitteena oli käydä läpi sekä nykyisten kehittämishankkeiden elinkaaren aikana toteutettavia toimia että pidemmän aikavälin tarpeita korkeakouluissa. Kehittämishankkeilla pyritään edistämään yhteentoimivuutta digitalisoituvan korkeakoulutuksen kentässä.

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Korkea motivaatio, yhdessäolo ja laadukas opetus – niistä on suurteholaskennan kesäkoulu tehty

Jo vuodesta 2010 lähtien CSC on järjestänyt ohjelmointiin, rinnakkaislaskentaan ja koodioptimointiin keskittyvää kurssia, joka kerää vuosittain osallistujia ympäri maailmaa oppimaan lisää, jakamaan tietoa ja viihtymään muiden samojen teemojen parissa työskentelevien kanssa. Suurteholaskennan kesäkoulun opintotarjonnan pääpaino on perusasioissa, mutta sisältö elää ja siinä pyritään huomioimaan kulloisenkin ajankohdan teemoja. Niin opiskelijoiden kuin opettajien motivaatio on korkealla; laadukas opetus ja ryhmän tuki takaavat, että oppiminen on tehokasta.

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The future of exams is being made today

Deliberations on the fate of the old exam system, which relied on paper and envelopes, used by universities began in 2013. The alternatives were either developing the old system or building a new one, and the higher education institutions chose the latter. This is how EXAM was born. It’s the only large-scale examination system in Finland that can be integrated in the institutions’ basic systems.

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Software, Hardware and Networks
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"Each gives a little – everyone gains a lot" - the Basic Education Wikileap uses the Internet to make textbooks accessible

The Basic Education Wikileap project is authoring comprehensive school textbooks for the Finnish WikiLibrary. The material is free and available to all online regardless of time or place. The purpose of the WikiLibrary is to make information easy to share, find and use. The whole premise of the project is based on the idea that 'Each gives a little – everyone gains a lot'.

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Expertise in higher education institution authentication being brought to primary schools

Efforts to solve the problem of electronic user authentication in universities and universities of applied sciences were begun nearly twenty years ago. Primary and secondary school actors have occasionally expressed interest in Haka, a network comprised of Finnish higher education institutions and partners, whose member organization users can access Haka services using the login for their own institution. A couple years ago, the Ministry of Education and Culture Department for General Education and Early Childhood Education began to fund the development of a solution for use in organizations of primary and secondary education – MPASSid.

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Open learning resources workshop for higher education institution development projects emphasized the importance of cooperation

A workshop on open learning resources for higher education institution development projects was attended by representatives of development projects, libraries and study and information administrations from various higher education institutions. The workshop focused on providing tools for cooperation to development projects, with an eye toward the use and lifecycle of the learning resources produced in them.

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There's a cloud for every problem

Cloud services have risen from the rough-and-tumble of start-ups to the desks of IT decision-makers, thus making the term 'cloud' a household word. Of course, the name of a cloud service does not say a whole lot about it, and descriptions sometimes leave a bit to be desired. The following description shines some light on the world of clouds.

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Knowledge Management

Workout for both mind and body

Nuuksio's majestic landscape is the perfect setting for both studying and exchanging of ideas with other students interested in the same subjects. CSC Summer School in High-Performance Computing was held for the eighth time and students from all over the world gathered to develop their high-performance computing skills. Coding all day long takes a toll, so the sports and leisure activities offer a nice counterpoint to it. Both mind and body get a proper workout at the summer school.

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Weboodista syntyi someilmiö

Kolme viikkoa sitten Weboodin etusivu uudistui. Siitä syntyi musiikkilehti Rumbassakin huomioitu uutisaihe. Toisin kuin aiheen perusteella kenties veikkaisi, korvamadon takana on musiikkivideo, ja oikea rapkappale. Alkuperäinen artikkeli on julkaistu Helsingin yliopiston intranet Flammassa. Jutun on kirjoittanut Susanna Peltonen.

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"Who is there and what are they doing?"

CSC course on metagenomics sheds light on studying microbial communities. Metagenomics is the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples. It can answer questions like "who is there?" and "what are they doing?".

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More accurate results through simplification – computational methods in chemistry

A computational chemist would say that there isn’t a field of chemistry in which computational methods would not be of assistance. And they might well be right.

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The wireless campus network, eduroam, connects millions of users around the world

When a visiting researcher or student arrives on campus with a smartphone and laptop, what does she need first of all? A power socket for her laptop? A printer? No. The first thing she needs is a wireless connection.

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One service, many names – a shared video platform for the Federation of Universities of Applied Sciences

The Federation of Universities of Applied Sciences (FUAS), a strategic alliance formed by Häme University of Applied Sciences, Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Laurea University of Applied Sciences, decided to develop a video service to meet the institutions' shared and individual needs by becoming the first pilot users of CSC's Funet Etuubi Kaltura. Where did we start, what did we learn, and what did we achieve?

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Get your data under control – MyData in research and education

Large volumes of data about all of us are continually accumulating in a variety of registers, but it's difficult to harness fragmentised information stored in numerous different places. MyData appears to offer a solution by placing people at the centre of data management.

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Knowledge Management

Summer school in high-performance computing – surprisingly laid-back but educational

The students at the summer school in high-performance computing are very enthusiastic. When you speak with them, it soon becomes clear that the course definitely serves a purpose.

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Mutual fight against resistant bacteria

The 1st INTEGRATE Summer School was held at the facilities of CSC – IT Center for Science in Espoo, Finland during 7th-10th June 2016. The Summer School is a part of the Marie Curie INTEGRATE ETN project and is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme. The school was jointly organized by University of Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland, German research organization Fraunhofer IME and CSC.

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Towards better chemistry research

Laskennallisen kemian kevätkoulu keräsi jo viidennen kerran luokan täyteen. Neljän päivän ajan tutustuttiin laskennallisen kemian perusmenetelmiin ja harjoiteltiin niiden käyttöä.

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Sharpening data processing tools

CSC's five-day Bioweek course in February attracted a crowd of bioscientists to Keilaranta, Espoo. The programme included the basics of R and Unix, and an introduction to data processing and CSC's Taito supercluster computing environment. Towards the end of the week, participants were able to harness RNA-seq data analysis.

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The day we built Sisunen

Joona ja Luukas stare intently at the screen. They are trying out a programme that demonstrates the power of Sisunen, a mini supercomputer that is being built in Heureka – The Finnish Science Centre in Vantaa over the weekend.

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