Learning technology weekly newsletter Hilary Term 13 – week 1

1. Modelling4All team awarded John Fell OUP Research Fund

2. New Oxford’s Open Education page

3. WebLearn byte-sized sessions Hilary Term 2013

4. ITLP courses next week

5. Multimedia courses

6. Special journal issue: Digital Inclusion and Learning

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1. Modelling4All team awarded John Fell OUP Research Fund

Professor David Zeitlyn (Anthropology) and the Modelling4All team will explore the use of agent-based computer models with farmers in rural Cameroon. The team will coordinate fieldwork with the Stockholm Environment Institute who are also researching how to use simulation to support dialogue about the future in the light of impending climate change/variability. This is a John Fell pump-priming project and aims to build capacity in Oxford in this exciting area of research. To find out more about this and other research projects using ABM at Oxford email to kenneth.kahn@it.ox.ac.uk.

2. New Oxford’s Open Education page

The Oxford podcasts web portal now has a new Open Content landing page: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/open.  It has a new searchable interface and presents only lecture material that has been released under a Creative Commons licence for reuse in education. The area also includes links to related Open Education projects and a new area that is aimed at an international audience.

3. WebLearn byte-sized sessions Hilary Term 2013

These one-hour sessions focus on one particular tool in WebLearn, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. Places are limited and bookings are required. Click on the links provided for further information and to book a place. Bookings open 30 days in advance, but you can express an interest in a course and receive a reminder to book when booking opens.

4. ITLP courses next week 

The full course listing is available at  http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/atoz

6.Special journal issue: Digital Inclusion and Learning

Articles from a peer-reviewed Open Access journal – Research in Learning Technology

  • Empowering the digitally excluded: learning initiatives for (in)visible groups
    Jane Seale, William Dutton
    http://goo.gl/psmgb
  • Information and communication technology related needs of college and university students with disabilities
    Catherine S. Fichten, Jennison V. Asuncion, Joan Wolforth, Maria Barile, Jillian Budd, Natalie Martiniello, Rhonda Amsel
    http://goo.gl/dFvRN
  • Adapting online learning resources for all: planning for professionalism in accessibility
    Patrick McAndrew, Robert Farrow, Martyn Cooper
    http://goo.gl/rZgxL
  • Digital exclusion or learning exclusion? An ethnographic study of adult male distance learners in English prisons
    Anne Pike, Anne Adams
    http://goo.gl/hVf8V
  • Training in basic Internet skills for special target groups in non-formal educational settings – conclusions from three pilot projects”
    Andrea Berger, Jutta Croll
    http://goo.gl/h9AaN
  • Aggregate-then-Curate: how digital learning champions help communities nurture online content”
    Andrew Whitworth, Fred Garnett, Diana Pearson
    http://goo.gl/2ooj7
  • Learning and digital inclusion: the ELAMP project”
    Kate D’Arcy
    http://goo.gl/B7kAu
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