VLE Review: next steps

Sarah Argles, Project Communications Officer for the Education IT Programme, writes: As you will be aware by now, the VLE Review set out to determine whether WebLearn continues to meet the University’s requirements as the primary platform to support teaching and learning. In Michaelmas … Continue reading

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The VLE and institutional culture

One of the aims of the initial ‘engagement’ phase of the VLE Review was to broaden our knowledge and understanding about the current use of WebLearn and other online learning platforms at Oxford. We’re pleased to announce that the findings of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: Lest We Forget

This summer, Oxford University is launching ‘Lest We Forget’, a new community-based initiative to preserve materials held by the public dating from the First World War. Lest We Forget builds on the success of Academic IT’s The Great War Archive … 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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VLE Review: Were you one of a thousand?

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

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VLE Review: Progress report

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

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Words of wis(e)dom

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

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VLE review: help to shape the future of WebLearn

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

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SHaring Online Activities for Learning: all systems go on the SHOAL project!

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

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A WISE approach to collaboration

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

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