#oxtalent2017: a record year for entries

Entries for this year’s OxTALENT competition closed last Friday night, and we’re delighted to announce a record haul of 87: 10 more than last year’s record! Once again, the research posters category attracted the greatest number of entries, but we … Continue reading

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Dr Dai Jenkins: Head of Research Computing and Support Services

Dr Peggy McCready, Director of Academic IT, writes: I am pleased to announce that Dr David (Dai) Jenkins has joined Academic IT as the Head of Research Computing and Support Services. This is a newly formed group that brings together … Continue reading

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Steve Burholt: Support and Consultancy Manager for Technology Enhanced Learning

Dr Peggy McCready, Director of Academic IT, writes: I am pleased to announce that Steve Burholt will serve as the Support and Consultancy Manager for Technology Enhanced Learning. Steve will lead a team of specialists who provide advice, consultancy and … Continue reading

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Creating a survey and need a little help? Contact our new advisory service

Academic IT is currently developing a new service, Survey Design & Tools, to provide advice and guidance for researchers and other University staff who need to run a survey. We can help you to decide which tool to use according not only … Continue reading

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Seminar: Developing digital literacy by mapping controversies: Revealing echo chambers and the machinery of the internet

Academic IT has links with the  Learning and New Technologies Research Group in the Department of Education. The group organises a programme of research seminars with invited speakers; the next one is on Tuesday 9th May: Developing digital literacy by … Continue reading

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Sign up to the new termly Education IT Programme update

Sarah Argles, Senior Communications Officer, Education IT Programme writes: The new Education IT Programme Update is an informative termly publication covering the Academic IT and Student Systems projects within the remit of the Education IT Programme. Academic IT project updates … Continue reading

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Seminar: Researching participation in teachers’ Facebook groups

Academic IT has links with the  Learning and New Technologies Research Group in the Department of Education. The group organises a programme of research seminars with invited speakers; the next one is on Thursday 20th April: Researching participation in teachers’ … Continue reading

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Unveiling Oxplore: home of big questions

Dr Alex Pryce contributes this guest post on an exciting University initiative aimed at young people: This month sees the first public airing of a new digital outreach initiative on which members of the University’s Widening Access and Participation team … Continue reading

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From the innovative to the norm(al): ALT-C 2017 conference

ALT-C is the annual conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), providing an international platform for learning technology research, practice and policy work from across all educational sectors. The 2017 conference will run from 5th-7th September at the University … Continue reading

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Screen-recording software

Usability – how well a digital tool supports users in carrying out their tasks ‘in an effective, efficient and satisfactory manner’ (Freire et al. 2012) – is a crucial consideration, whether you’re developing a new tool or deciding whether to … Continue reading

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