#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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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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make: an impact in Trinity Term

Each year we run a series of lunch time talks under the banner of make: which showcases the creative use of technology and digital resources in teaching, learning and outreach around the University. In past years we have included talks … Continue reading

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Exploring the potential of VR and AR in education

A blustery Friday afternoon in February saw an eager crowd gather for a workshop on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), organised as part of this year’s Engage programme. Over thirty people attended the session, which was divided into two … Continue reading

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Taking control of media interviews and your online presence: upcoming courses

Engaging with the public is core to main of the University’s activities, informing research, enhancing teaching and learning, and increasing our impact on society. For example, we may inform and inspire the public about our research, consult with the public … Continue reading

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Engage up and running

Our Engage programme on the use of digital technologies in impact, outreach and engagement is now well under way. Slides are now available online from last week’s presentation on the OxReach crowdfunding platform project, and the considerable engagement required for successful crowdfunding and … Continue reading

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Courses Spotlight: Tools of Engagement

There are many ways you engage with your research and project stakeholders. We can give you guidance on the tools you might use whether that engagement is web-based, print-based or screen-based. Take a look at the following courses and workshops. … Continue reading

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Engage returns this term with VR and other innovations!

The award winning Engage programme returns, offering you the chance to explore academic networking, public engagement with research, and outreach activities using digital technologies, like social media. The lunchtime sessions kick-off next week with sessions about: the OxReach crowdfunding platform … Continue reading

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New year, new inspiration: additions to Academic IT’s case study collection

Research – both in Oxford and outside – suggests that the successful experiences of colleagues can be a powerful source of inspiration for exploring the role of technology in one’s teaching. One of the ways in which Academic IT brokers this … Continue reading

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The Digital Wildfire project: helping young people stay safe online

Learning lessons when social media is misused  The growing use of social media can potentially bring about many benefits but also several risks to young people. The Digital Wildfire project is an exciting, interdisciplinary research study which focuses on how provocative content can rapidly … Continue reading

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