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The Evolution of Emojis Part 1

July 10th, 2024 | by
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Everyone knows them and almost everyone has used them at some point – welcome to the world of emojis!

But when did emojis come into existence and what exactly is the difference between emojis and emoticons and what does emoji mean?

We answer these and many other questions in the following blog post.

 

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ZKI – From Project to Working Group

July 5th, 2024 | by
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As a partner, the IT Center actively supports the design of digitalisation processes at RWTH Aachen University. This also includes the use of cloud services and the correspondingly increasing needs of teaching staff, researchers and students at RWTH Aachen University. The flexibility and scalability of cloud services can be a means of meeting the ever more rapidly changing IT requirements of users.

 

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“Help, I’ve deleted the internet!”

July 3rd, 2024 | by
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Do you know any such experts who have deleted the Internet from their PC? How did they come to think that in the first place? It often happened by mistake that you deleted the icon of the browser you were using (often Internet Explorer in the past) – and thus the usual way of opening “the Internet”. But is it even possible to delete the internet? In this blog post, we want to get to the bottom of this myth.

 

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Women in IT: Challenges and Successes

July 1st, 2024 | by
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Welcome to the first edition of our new blog series “Women in the IT industry”!

In this series, we will be looking at the many challenges, successes and experiences of women in the IT industry. We will highlight the key issues affecting women in IT, from overcoming prejudice and promoting equality and diversity to the biggest successes and stand-out achievements. These topics are particularly relevant for women in this dynamic and forward-thinking field.

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Torrential Rain, Party Atmosphere and Pure Fun – A Review of the Wet IT Center Summer Party 2024

June 28th, 2024 | by
Group photo of the IT Center employees at the summer party

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On June 21, 2024, the annual IT Center summer party took place despite adverse weather conditions. The day was characterized by uninterrupted rain, which, however, could not dampen the party mood of the employees or the atmosphere of the event.

 

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ZKI “Training” Working Group in Wolfenbüttel

June 14th, 2024 | by
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The ZKI working group “Training” has invited to a joint meeting in Wolfenbüttel from May 14 to 16, 2024. As trainers in the Service and Communication department at the IT Center, we were of course there to exchange ideas with 10 other universities from all over Germany.

We dealt with the following questions, among others:

“How does training work at other universities? What is the recruitment and induction process like? What do modern job interviews look like for us?

 

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The Importance of Open Source Software

June 12th, 2024 | by
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Open source software (OSS) has become a cornerstone of modern IT and plays a crucial role in the development of technology and software. Open source code enables innovation, flexibility and cost efficiency.

But what exactly is open source software and why is it so important?

 

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How Many Programmers Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

June 10th, 2024 | by
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Today we have some light fare and something to make you smile. We’ve dug deep into our box of jokes for you and are providing you with entertainment at the highest level today! What are your best-known IT jokes? We look forward to a funny bunch of jokes in the comments!

Let’s get started:

 

 

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Innovative Learning: MoodleCafé begins

May 22nd, 2024 | by
RWTHmoodle Cafe

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This semester, the Center for Teaching and Learning Services (CLS) is offering the new digital exchange format “MoodleCafé” for the first time via Zoom, which focuses on a selected Moodle topic with best practice examples from RWTH teaching practice. This semester’s topics include the Moodle activities “StudentQuiz” and “Peer Review“.

The first MoodleCafé will take place on June 12 from 2pm to 3 pm and will focus on the collaborative StudentQuiz. This offers numerous didactic advantages by enabling students to create, answer and evaluate quiz questions together, while at the same time integrating gamification elements to increase motivation. Read the rest of this entry »

Ethical Decision-Making in IT

May 17th, 2024 | by
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From automated decision-making to data protection and privacy issues, technological developments have a significant impact on society. Today, information and communication technologies have become a matter of course and indispensable in all areas of life. Ethics has long been an issue in business and the world of IT is also increasingly concerned with moral issues. In the context of artificial intelligence (AI) in particular, such conflicts are becoming increasingly prominent. In today’s blog post, we want to shed light on ethical influences in the IT sector.

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