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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
The two VLE Review surveys closed at midnight on Friday 27th January, with a combined total of more than a thousand contributions. This is a very gratifying number, and we thank everyone who has taken part. Your responses will be invaluable, both … Continue reading
The start of Hilary Term sees the continuation of the consultation phase of the VLE Review, during which staff and students have been contributing their perspectives on the future of WebLearn. So, this seems an appropriate time to report on progress … Continue reading
These two words may not have made it onto the shortlist for Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year, but they have gained currency in certain quarters of Academic IT as a shorthand for the activities of the WISE (WebLearn Improved … Continue reading
WebLearn has been the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) for some years, and during that time it has been extensively customised to the Oxford context. We want to find out whether it continues to meet our learning and teaching needs, … Continue reading
This article is posted on behalf of Lucy Tallents and Jocelyne Hughes The SHOAL project aims to enhance digital learning opportunities at Oxford. A new search-and-share portal will allow staff and students to try for themselves hands-on activities developed here … Continue reading
The WebLearn Improved Student Experience (WISE) project is supporting departments, faculties and doctoral training centres to fast-track the development and improvement of their WebLearn presence. The project aims to increase the uptake and optimise the use of WebLearn by units … Continue reading
Following on from last week’s article on digital capabilities, we focus this week on one aspect of students’ digital capabilities: how they search for the resources that they need for their learning, an aspect of information literacy. This article is … Continue reading
The term ‘crowdsourcing’ crops up almost daily in the media, but it’s probably a fair guess that many people have only a general idea about how it works. In this article we look briefly at some of the characteristics of … Continue reading
The near ubiquity of wifi and/or 4G, together with the high level of mobile device usage, means students can be almost constantly online. Many check their email, messaging apps and social networks as soon as they wake up, several times … Continue reading