We are excited to announce that the SHOAL project’s Activity Browser has been launched! You can find Activity Browser here: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/activity-browser. You can also access it from the left-hand menu of WebLearn’s Gateway home page, or from the Support page of the Digital Education website www.digitaleducation.ox.ac.uk.
If you’re curious about digital teaching tools, want to engage students in different ways both in and beyond the lecture theatre or tutorial, or want to satisfy student digital expectations, Activity Browser is for you! It’s a searchable showcase of inspirational digital learning activities created within the university. You can explore activities created by Oxford innovators, and see what digital tools they have chosen to tackle particular teaching challenges. Each example includes suggestions for how to adopt and adapt the ideas and tools for your own teaching, whether for face-to-face learning in tutorials, classes or labs, or for online study, revision or assessment.
The SHOAL project was a proof-of-concept focussing on STEM subjects, but we’re aware of the innovative online teaching taking place in other subjects and we’re keen to add those resources to the collection. We are currently looking into the easiest way for you to contribute your own online learning activities, and to grow the range of digital tools and applications in our showcase. We will update the ‘Contribute’ page of Activity Browser in the next phase of the project.
The Browser interface will be improved when WebLearn is upgraded in Trinity. We welcome feedback on this early version; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.