New WebLearn launched!

Completely upgraded WebLearn service now launched with a redesigned interface and a plethora of new tools. Go to: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/

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20m announced for open learning

The Open Learning Innovation Fund was announced yesterday – 20m of funding. Listen to the podcast by David Lammy, Minister for HE: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2009/06/podcast83davidlammy.aspx

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Groupware Project – it’s coming

The Groupware project being run by OUCS is running to schedule and budget, which means that at the moment we are hitting our target of migrating all students in September 2009, not creating any new users on Herald from 1st … Continue reading

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HE in a Web 2.0 world

New report out on how Higher Education in the UK is going to fare in the brave new Web 2.0 world ‘that hath such people in it’: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/documents/heweb2.aspx

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75k of funding for teaching/learning

JISC have just announced a new round of innovation on teaching/learning grants. See: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2009/05/circular408.aspx. If you are interested and want some advice then speak to OUCS about this (ltg@oucs.ox.ac.uk)!

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Text Encoding Summer Fun

Annual summer school on text encoding at OUCS has been announced. Dates: Monday 20 July – Friday 24 July. Full information and online booking: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/rts/events/2009-07/index.xml

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Oxford iTunes U gets global billing

A recent email ad sent around by Apple to 20m people worldwide chose Oxford’s iTunes U site as the centre point.

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Develop an app for the iPhone or iPod touch and win £750

New competition announced by OUCS to develop apps for iphones or ipod touches – see http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/mobile/iPhone/competition/

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OUCS’s Learning Technologies Group host two major e-learning conferences

In keeping with previous years the LTG is again running two major international conferences on e-learning this Easter. See: Shock of Digital Literacy – 2nd April – http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/events/shock2009/ and Beyond Walls – Podcasting Event – 3rd April – http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/events/beyond2009/

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Looking ahead – OUCS over the next 5 years

The new OUCS five-year strategy is now live at: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/internal/5yr/2009-2014.xml

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