Digital diarists give a glimpse into the student experience

The DIGE 2 project is now well under way. In February the core project team of Liz and Sarah was joined by three graduate students from the Department of Education: Kinga Petrovai, Laura Pinkerton and Erin Young. In contrast with … Continue reading

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DIGE 2: Revisiting the Student Digital Experience

Three years ago we carried out DIGE, the University’s first detailed study of students’ experience of digital technologies in their academic and social lives. The time has come to revisit the findings from that work, and so we will shortly … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming Open Educational Practice in a Research University: Prospects and Challenges

This is the abstract of the paper that I’ll be giving at the OER15: Mainstreaming Open Education conference in April… Increasingly, the case is made that OER should be deployed within pedagogic practices that ‘rely on social interaction, knowledge creation, … Continue reading

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The University Teaching Awards: Invasion of the Digital?

Each year the University honours those teaching staff who have particularly excelled in supporting their students learning at the Teaching Awards Ceremony, which this year took place in Rhodes House yesterday evening. But it is not only teachers who are … Continue reading

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Giant Waves Swamp University Campus! (a report from ALT-C 2014)

This year’s conference of ALT (the Association for Learning Technology) at the University of Warwick last week invited presenters to draw inspiration from a surfing metaphor with its title Riding Giants: How to innovate and educate ahead of the wave. … Continue reading

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How a holiday snap might be worth a thousand bullet points

While preparing my presentation on our OER research project for next week’s ALT-C Conference, I’ve been reflecting on an encouraging trend among conference organisers: the request that presenters show fewer slides and make them more ‘dynamic’ or ‘interesting’. Guidelines may … Continue reading

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EETing habits

With a homophonic acronym like ours, it’s perhaps little wonder that food consumption features regularly in the team’s activities. Our proximity to a variety of EETeries in the vicinity of the office may have something to do with it too! … Continue reading

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Digital support for the student lifecycle from prospect to alumnus

‘From prospect to alumnus’ is one of the four themes* in Jisc’s new co-design approach to innovation (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/research/funding). A series of workshops is under way to explore, together with stakeholders from the higher education community, how to ensure a joined-up … Continue reading

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OxTALENT 2014: one week after the red carpet

This year’s OxTALENT competition was the first to be co-ordinated* by EET as part of one of our core activities: supporting innovative teaching and learning with digital technologies through sharing ideas and examples of creative practice. The competition is now … Continue reading

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Outreach to our colleagues in IT Services

A suggestion that we might put printed copies of our case studies of innovative practice with IT on a table at today’s IT Services annual staff day turned into something altogether more ambitious. Our aim was to familiarise colleagues – … Continue reading

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