SHOAL project swims into view

SHOAL_FishImageA message from Lucy Tallents and Jocelyne Hughes 

We’re excited to announce that the SHOAL project has begun!

Jocelyne and I are spreading the word about the project through various university channels, but we welcome direct contact from interested people, so do get in touch if you’d like to learn more or get involved.

We’re currently working with Adam and WebLearn colleagues to develop and refine the portal specifications ready for code development to begin in November.

The project is funded by Oxford University’s IT Innovation Seed Fund, and will run for 6 months from October 2016 to March 2017.  There are four phases:

  1. Project scoping and identifying partners, Oct – Nov 2016
  2. Portal specification and creation, Nov 2016 – Jan 2017
  3. Testing the portal and populating it with activities, Jan – Feb 2017
  4. Portal promotion to staff and students, Mar 2017

If you would like to see your own online learning resources featured in the portal, or recommend an academic whose work should be showcased, please contact the team leader, Lucy Tallents (  We’re also keen to connect with both staff and students who want to adopt more online learning in their own work and study – you could help us to test the portal before the release date, and give us feedback on how useful you find it.

We’ll keep you posted on our progress here on this blog, but if you’re interested in online learning at Oxford in general, we recommend the new Digital Education website ( as a central hub for inspiring case studies and information about Oxford University’s Digital Education Strategy.

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