Should the University support staff who suffer harassment?

What if the headlines “Cyberbullying suicide” were about an Oxford student or a member of staff? For Safer Internet Day 2014 over 50 representatives from across the University of Oxford came together to discuss the University’s response to harassment. Podcasts … Continue reading

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A hands-on approach to building digital literacy

As part of the “Engage” series, the Imperial War Museum will present their ‘Computer Club’ which enables staff to gain hands-on experience with technology and aims to increase their digital literacy. This briefing will examine the practicalities of running the programme … Continue reading

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Creating a better Internet together!

Behind the scenes we’re working hard to swiftly put online the audio and video from Oxford University’s Safer Internet Day 2014 summit, run as part of this international campaign, reported on by national broadcasters, news channels and bloggers. Future blog … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day 2014 summit preparations

Universities do not have effective systems to help staff who have been subjected to online bullying and sexual harassment. Sara Perry in Times Higher Education: ‘Academics face the cybercreeps alone’ 21 November 2013 Can we build an action plan for … Continue reading

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Social engineering (or “which Disney princess are you?”)

“Social engineering” has a number of meanings. For the security world “social engineering” is a way of fooling you into disclosing information. It’s nothing new, but with social media sites like Facebook, it has become easier for the criminal to … Continue reading

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The enduring themes in technology-enhanced learning – a webinar for ALT

This term ALT is running its first MOOC, ocTEL (Open Course in Technology-Enhanced Learning). Each week features a lunchtime webinar which is open to all, regardless of whether you have registered for the course. I was very pleased to be … Continue reading

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