Replay: the student perspective

On 1st August 2016 the University launched its Replay lecture capture service, to which departments and faculties are signing up in increasing numbers. Given that the service was developed substantially in response to requests from students, it was natural to seek their … Continue reading

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Communicating with students

On 1 June staff from the University’s Academic Administration Division (AAD) shared their experience of communicating with students at a workshop of the Communications Officers Network. In this article Alun Edwards of Academic IT Services summarises the information that he … Continue reading

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How students locate their learning resources

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

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‘Like watching a carnival going on outside’: coping with distraction in the digital age

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

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ORLiMS: less time searching, more time studying

ORLiMS, the Online Reading List Management System system, provides real-time information on the location and availability of the materials that students in the Social Sciences Division need. It has been developed by staff at the Bodleian in collaboration with the WebLearn … Continue reading

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Digital technologies in tutorials: to BYOD or not to BYOD?

Universities across the UK – and indeed, across the world – have witnessed a trend towards ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD). Indeed, in many institutions it’s expected that most students will not only have access to their own devices (laptops, … Continue reading

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Stories from Facebook: a seminar

The Learning & New Technologies Research Group (LNTRG) brings together academics and students in the Department of Education, and works closely with staff in other parts of the University who are engaged in research and practice in the field. The … Continue reading

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Planning a sustainable way to collect feedback and data on digital systems and services

Over recent years interest in, and concern with, ‘student engagement’ and the ‘student experience’ have come to the fore across the higher education sector. For its part, the learning technology community has been exploring the digital aspects of students’ experience, … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the student digital experience

Over the course of this year, members of the Education Enhancement Team have been carrying out research into the student digital experience at Oxford, assisted by three graduate students from the Department of Education. ‘DIGE 2’, as it has been … Continue reading

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Open Data Mashup Day: “Enhancing the Student Journey”

Universities UK in partnership with the Open Data Institute and digital technologies charity Jisc are launching a challenge to developers in universities and the digital industries to produce a demo of a mobile app that uses open data to help … Continue reading

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