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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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HPC Landing Page: High Performance Computing

May 15th, 2024 | by

High Performance Computing (HPC) at RWTH Aachen University acts as a central building block to support the simulation sciences by enabling the development of scalable algorithms and software. Of central importance for innovation in business and society, RWTH High Performance Computing offers various services and research opportunities based on a first-class infrastructure. This means that HPC applications can be executed efficiently and in a scalable manner and large amounts of data can be processed securely and quickly.

Implementation is supported by projects such as JARA, HPC.NRW and, in particular, the National High Performance Computing Center for Computational Engineering Science (NHR4CES). You can read more under the category HPCnews on our blog.


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SocialHub :) PopUp Event 2024

May 8th, 2024 | by

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How do we actually manage our social media channels? In order to have all channels at a glance and to efficiently optimize the online presence of the IT Center, we, the editorial team, use the tool SocialHub:).

So of course, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s pop-up event in Cologne. Invited guests included SocialHub customers who use the tool in their company as well as external guest speakers.

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New Function in the Telephone-Administration

April 24th, 2024 | by
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Until now, telephone numbers and telephones were managed and controlled centrally.

With a new function in the TK-Portal, administrators can now manage telephones for their facilities independently.

To be able to use this, you need the “Verwaltung Telefonie” role, which can be issued to you by the relevant role manager.

You can find out exactly what the new function means below.

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Meet Us – The Editorial Team

April 19th, 2024 | by
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f.r.t.l., Merrit Mielke, Stéphanie Bauens, Lina-Louise Kaulbach, Dunja Gath, Jelena Nikolic, Linda Stroh, Janin Iglauer, Sara Erdem, Arlinda Ujkani, Morgane Overath

Hey! 🙂

Or “Moin!” as our colleague Merrit from the north would say – we are the editorial team of the IT Center and would like to introduce ourselves to you with this article. Every day we work to provide you with information about our services, IT security updates and news from the IT Center cosmos.

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Community Meeting of Moodle.NRW

April 17th, 2024 | by
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Harald Schnurbusch at the presentation “Exam Scan – Digital insight for paper-pencil exams”
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After the Moodle university meeting at the University of Leipzig in March, the competence centers and Moodle.NRW jointly invited to a community meeting at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) on April 10. The meeting was aimed at all those involved in the use and development of the Moodle or ILIAS learning platforms at their university or other educational institutions. Colleagues from the “Service & Communication” department also accepted the invitation and are happy to report on the gathering here.

In addition to the opportunity to exchange ideas with other participants in personal discussions, a total of 16 sessions were held on various topics relating to the platforms and the design of digital teaching. RWTH Aachen University was also involved with a presentation. As in Leipzig, Harald Schnurbusch from the Center for Teaching and Learning Services (CLS) presented the Moodle plugin Exam Scan developed at RWTH.

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Availability During the Company Excursion

April 15th, 2024 | by
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Our annual company excursion will take place on Friday, April 19, 2024, which means that some employees of the IT Center and the IT-ServiceDesk will not be available on this day. In some cases, there may be delays in ticket processing or telephone availability.

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Welcome to the Summer Semester 2024!

April 10th, 2024 | by
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The nights are getting shorter and the days are getting long again – time for a new semester to start!

With this in mind, we would like to welcome you and wish you a successful summer semester 2024!

Studying has become much more digital in recent years. This means that people are not only learning from books but also a lot on their laptops, tablets and smartphones. Are you already connected?

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#RWTHWelcomeWeek for the Summer Semester 2024 – On Site for You!

April 8th, 2024 | by
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RWTH Aachen University once again welcomed new students for the summer semester 2024 with the traditional Welcome Week! This series of events is an excellent opportunity, especially for international students, to get to know the services and processes at RWTH Aachen University.

The IT Center was also there again on April 3, 2024 and was live on site at the Freshers’ Fair as part of the Welcome Week to answer your questions. In the following blog post, we report on the successful exchanges with the students.


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RWTHmoodle University Meeting in Leipzig

March 22nd, 2024 | by
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Current Developments & Trends –
Video Subtitling, Digital Exam Viewing and Organization of the Moodle Community

ChatGPT and Large Language Models – how they change teaching, learning and working. At the Moodle University Meeting at Leipzig University, there was a lot of discussion about generative AI and its application scenarios in university teaching. Nevertheless, there was still enough room for other exciting topics: from Moodle quizzes and the integration of Jupyter notebooks in Moodle to service strategies, plugin lifecycles and community work to accessibility, a wide range of topics was represented. RWTH Aachen University was also among the 120 participants with two people from the IT Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning Services (CLS) and supplemented the program with two presentations and a co-moderation.

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