#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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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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New record for IT Innovation Challenges

The latest round of the IT Innovation Challenges has just closed for submissions with a record number of ideas being shared. This round, which was open to student only, invited ideas around the two themes ‘teaching and learning’ and ‘student … Continue reading

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IT Services Roadshows

During 2017 you can expect to see Academic IT Services staff out and about in a University building near you. This is following two trial IT Services roadshows in November at the Andrew Wiles Building (Maths Institute) and the Manor Road … Continue reading

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WWI Research Competition results in engaging teaching and learning resources

As part of the University’s World War I Centenary programme, Academic IT Services teamed up with TORCH to launch a World War I research competition. Over the summer, we welcomed proposals from students and early career researchers, from any discipline at the … Continue reading

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Supporting the design and development of Oxford’s first MOOC

The University’s announcement of its first massive open online course (MOOC) on 15th November made national headlines. The course, ‘From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development,’ will be led by Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the … Continue reading

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Digital Education Strategy: join the consultation

Publication of Oxford’s Digital Education Strategy in the early summer of 2016 marked a major step forward for technology-enhanced teaching and learning in the University. The aim is to ensure that, by 2020, ‘Oxford remains a premier institution for teaching, … Continue reading

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News from Academic IT: now publishing as a blog

In Michaelmas Term 2015 the newsletter moved to a WordPress (blog) platform, which allowed us to write more informative articles and illustrate them so that they look more attractive. More importantly, the articles remain available online after publication and can … Continue reading

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