• Technology Experimentation Group

    The Technology Experimentation Group (TEG) is a group formed to experiment with new technologies that have potential to enhance the student learning experience.


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      Origins

      The ideas behind TEG were set out in an article by Richard Francis who had been inspired by a visit with Academic Liaison Librarian Debbie Lenihan in June 2015 to the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) at the University of Coventry. Entitled Disrupting Vision, it’s a light-hearted piece, to be read in a spirit of adventure but with some semi-serious food for thought.

      How better to build an appetite for new technology than to attend our lunchbytes, short, informal, lunchtime discussions of accessible new or lesser known technologies that might just change the way you work... or at least whet your appetite for more digital goodness?

  • Lunchbyte programme Semester 1 Sept - Dec 2017

    Headington Campus

    Library Help Zone Training Area unless otherwise stated.

    Castles in the air

    • Where? JHB111
    • When? Tuesday 3 Oct 12:30-13:30 and Wednesday 11 Oct 12:30-13:30
    • Construct your own 3D VR world with Google Blocks. Complex 3D objects (even castles) can be built from basic geometric shapes with this easy-to-use VR application.
    • Chefs: Gerard Helmich and Richard Francis

    Mobile Photogrammetry

    • Where? JHB111
    • When? Tuesday 17 Oct 12:30-13:30 and Tuesday 24 Oct 12:30-13:30
    • Yet another thing you didn't know you needed your smartphone for. Make 3D models out of real-world objects with your smartphone camera and Autodesk Recap.
    • Chefs: Gerard Helmich and Richard Francis

    Finding the mark

    • When? Wednesday 1 Nov 12:00-13:00 and Tuesday 7 Nov 12:00-13:00
    • How to to set bookmarks in long Google documents and link to them from a Moodle activity, webpage or other document.
    • Chefs: Richard Francis and Melanie Bashor

    Untangling the Internet

    • When? Tuesday 14 Nov 12:00-13:00 and Wednesday 22 Nov 12:00-13:00
    • Being connected 24/7 feels like a necessity but sifting through the daily tangle of information can be a daunting task. Does sometimes disconnecting necessarily mean becoming disconnected?
    • Chef: Shani Davis

    Smart inboxes

    • When? Tuesday 5 Dec 12:00-13:00 
    • Fancy an always empty inbox? Here’s how to keep your inbox clear but still stay up to date with your mail (well, no guarantees!).
    • Chef: Tamsin Rothery
  • Harcourt Hill and Wheatley Campuses

    3D Modelling Binge

    • Where? Harcourt Hill Library Training Room
    • When? Tuesday 10 Oct 12:00-13:30
    • A two-course menu of 3D marvelry. Jumbo 1,5 hr session in two parts:
      • Photogrammetry. Make 3D models out of real-world objects with your smartphone camera.
      • Google Blocks. Build complex 3D models from from basic geometric shapes with this easy-to-use VR application.
    • Chefs: Gerard Helmich and Richard Francis

    Jumbo Wheatley Session

    • Where? Wheatley Library Training Room H202
    • When? Thursday 9 Nov 12:00-13:30
    • Session details as for Harcourt Hill
    • Chefs: Gerard Helmich and Richard Francis
    If you would like to attend any of these sessions please contact Richard Francis in Digital Services.