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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OxTALENT 2017: winners’ roll call

The sixteenth annual OxTALENT awards ceremony was held at the Oxford Martin School on Wednesday 14th June. In total, 87 entries had been received (a record!), and their quality was reflected in the number of awards made: 23 across the seven categories. This year the … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi College education roadshow

On Thursday 1st June 11am-2pm why not pop into Corpus Christi College to see the University’s learning technologists – and: Experience virtual reality (VR); Hear how technologies like VR are already in use in the University; and Try a touchscreen … Continue reading

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#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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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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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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