#OxEngage is a series of lunchtime talks and half-day workshops about digital techniques for outreach and public engagement. It is led by Academic IT Services and the Bodleian Libraries. There are lots of highlights for staff involved in comms, engagement with alumni and for schools outreach, public engagement with research, outreach for Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM). Book early, especially for the tour of the new studios for the Ruskin School of Art – look for their digital window, something any University building with a similar desire to engage with their local community should be aware of.
The highlights include:
- engage: Creating a Web content strategy. Led by Georgina Brooke (Ashmolean). Description | Booking line; Wednesday 15th February.
- engage: Virtual Reality in education about engaging apps, technologies, and techniques for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Led by Harry Jordan (Experimental Psychology), Chris Paton (Tropical Medicine), Simon Purins (Age Exchange), Richard Smith (Bodleian Radcliffe Science Library), Fridolin Wild (Brookes University); Description | Booking link; Friday 24th February.
- engage: How to measure social media impact – practical. Led by Alun Edwards, Academic IT Services and Michaela Livingstone-Banks, MPLS, with guest speaker Martin Hawksey (Chief Innovation, Community and Technology Officer at the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)“; Description | Booking link; Friday 10th March.
- engage: Tour of Ruskin School of Art Bullingdon Road studios. Led by Jon Roome. Description | Booking line; followed by a screening of Meeting in No Man’s Land. Film by Ivan Riches and David Savill, Age Exchange;
Description | Booking link; Friday 17th March.
In addition there are many more events including a number of public engagement workshops using the platforms of Wikidata,Wikipedia, and Wikimedia.
Many of these Engage sessions showcase work done by the University’s IT Innovation Challenges.