How well does the University support students and staff to use the technologies they need or elect to use for study, research, teaching etc. (i.e. hardware, software, networks and ICT support)?

a)    UAL Staff ‘flexible’ development & learning #UALgaps: “The Development & Learning team offer a service based on a commitment to inclusivity, the notion of lifelong learning, and a belief in continuous improvement, so we evaluate what we do to provide you with a meaningful and responsive service”

b)   Development and Learning at UAL

c)     Centre for Learning & Teaching in Art & Design (cltad) training:

d)    Student course inductions and workshops: an example of how course inductions are carried out:

How are institutional spaces adapted to support digital practices?

e)    Learning zone (information to follow)

An existing initiative the “Learning zone” is based on peer support, where they employ students to support staff. The student’s union president suggests there’s a big gap between the work of the learning zone and the rest of the institution. The Learning Zone is a dynamic social learning space for students that supports the development of study and transferable professional skills. It combines traditional and modern tools alongside state of the art technology in a flexible and informal space where group study can take place alongside individual study. Student assistants and professional staff are available to advise and guide students as they explore innovative ways of doing their coursework. The Learning Zone is fully accessible to all users including hearing loop, adjustable workstation, and specialised software.

Inside University of the Arts London’s new building for Central Saint Martins at King’s Cross. 4,000 students and 1,000 members of staff at CSM are beginning the new term at King’s Cross, in the new purpose built campus that forms a key part of the regeneration of the 67 acre site.

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2 Responses to Infrastructure

  1. anonymous student says:

    Perhaps this is the reason why there are network problems such as delays of login in and slow internet access? Could it be due to using illegal DNS names (causing timeouts while trying to lookup ip addresses or reverse DNS names) and routing that is sent round in circles rather then directly to external router.

    This is a traceroute from the machines in the university (in particular Wimbledon), it seems quite odd?

    traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
    1 195-194-24-1 ( 0.708 ms 0.494 ms 0.500 ms
    2 ( 0.452 ms 0.311 ms 0.334 ms
    3 ( 1.018 ms 1.053 ms 1.124 ms
    4 e0-0.mb-fw1.arts.local ( 0.952 ms 0.997 ms 1.115 ms
    5 ( 2.390 ms 2.004 ms 2.175 ms

    Why the the ip address that is in public ip range is routed via 3 separate private networks?
    Also why there are domain names such as e0-0.mb-fw1.arts.local that do not confirm to naming regulations (.local)

  2. john shell says:

    yes, don’t know what that series of numbers is but surely I agree in saying that the network is DEADLY slow!

    cheers for the post

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