In the five years that NYU Sydney has been welcoming students, local staff have crafted a unique learning environment in and outside the classroom. Opportunities to experiment with new applications and immersive technologies such as virtual reality have become an integral element of the Sydney experience.
Connect's Global IT column looks at the deployment and use of technology, as well as research and IT-related projects across the University’s global sites.
During this past semester, teams of students in New York and Buenos Aires archived murals, graffiti, performances, and installations in selected neighborhoods of the two cities, using tablets and GIS software.
One of the mains goals of Design Tinkering is to employ human-centered design and design thinking to create innovative solutions devoted to real social issues. It was precisely this mission that led to the creation of the Greenhouse and subsequently, to NYU students’ participation in several OpenIDEO challenges and submission of winning ideas for OpenIDEO’s E-waste Challenge and Women Safety Challenge.
One of the most exciting digital developments in the world of scholarship and research is the ability to scan and archive texts and make them available online. The NYU Libraries currently host thousands upon thousands of e-books, millions of full-text articles, and access to thousands of e-journal publications. Recently, a group of researchers at NYU and other universities added their own efforts to the pool of knowledge by making some 10,000 titles available—all online, and all in Arabic.
The instructional technologists in NYU IT’s Global Learning and Innovation (GLI) team consult with faculty to help them determine the best ways to integrate innovative pedagogy and state-of-the-art media into lessons and courses.
NYU Abu Dhabi’s high performance computer (HPC) cluster, named “BuTinah,” after the marine-protected archipelago reserve off the coast of Abu Dhabi, will play a critical role in supporting the computational requirements of the NYUAD research community.
NYU Accra, the University’s sixth study abroad location and first in Africa, opened in Ghana’s capital city in 2005. The program was established as a place for students to learn firsthand about African culture while completing coursework that counts toward their degree.