In the Spring…

…a person’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of the OxTALENT competition. Apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson – but it’s certainly the case that the Easter vacation provides an ideal opportunity to reflect on how you have used digital technology to … 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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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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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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The Academic IT Service Portfolio: Teaching and Learning

We wrap up this short serialisation of the newly revised Academic IT Service Portfolio with an overview of our services in support of teaching and learning in the University. We are also pleased to announce the publication of the portfolio … Continue reading

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OxTALENT 2016: The winners are announced

The 2016 OxTALENT awards ceremony was held at the Oxford Martin School on Tuesday 14th June. We were honoured by the presence in our midst, not only of three Pro-Vice-Chancellors (one of them a recipient of an OxTALENT award himself!), … 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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Join us at the OxTALENT awards ceremony on Tuesday 14th June

One of the highlights – some would say the highlight – of the year for Academic IT Services is the annual OxTALENT awards ceremony, where we recognise those staff and students who have demonstrated how technology can make a real difference to … Continue reading

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