LTG Announce: Hilary Term 14 – Week 2

1. WebLearn: How to display Graduate Training on your website

2. Plagiarism: How to avoid it (for students)

3. itlp courses: Thinking about podcasting?

4. OSS Watch Newsletter – January edition highlights

5. Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable online learning in institutions

6. New Jisc guides on technology-enhanced assessment and feedback

7. Current articles from peer-reviewed open access journal Research in Learning Technology

1. WebLearn: How to display Graduate Training on your website

As part of the JISC-funded OXCAP project, IT Services developed a portable JavaScript ‘widget’ that can be placed on any website and be made to display upcoming publicly visible Graduate Training opportunities – the list of courses can be filtered by department, date or by skill.  This widget allows you to show the world how much excellent graduate training is on offer and will help us to attract the best students to Oxford.

Further details: https://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/adamweblearn/2014/01/how-to-display-graduate-training-on-your-website/.

2.  Plagiarism: How to avoid it (for students)

Academic integrity requires authors to accurately record and acknowledge the source of words, ideas, diagrams, images, research results (all forms of output from others) that they use or refer to in their own work. This course supports students in learning how to avoid unintentional plagiarism.

More details and booking at http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEQ.

3. itlp courses: Thinking about podcasting?

Podcasting at Oxford has taken off exponentially over the last three years and with 22 million plus downloads, Oxford material is in very high demand. Podcasting has proven to be transformative form of communication in academia, and the skills needed to make one are easy to learn. This term we have a number of different courses where you can find out more.

Multimedia: Podcasting at Oxford FAQ

A short introduction to podcasting, latest news and information with time to answer questions.

Thursday 13 February 14:00-15:30
or
Monday 3 March 9.15 to 10.45
Booking at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMV

Multimedia: Audacity – editing spoken word

Audacity is a free, cross-platform, audio-editing application. It can be used to create digital audio material suitable for a course, a podcast or on a website. In this one hour session you will learn how to use Audacity to record, manipulate and save a sound file.

Thursday 13 February 15:30-16:30
or
Monday 3 March 10:45-11:45
Booking at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TILG

Multimedia: An introduction to podcasting for education

In this session aimed at novices, we will record, edit and publish an educational podcast using Audacity the simple, free audio editor.

Wednesday 5 February 09:15-12:15
Booking at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMT

4. OSS Watch Newsletter – January edition highlights

  • Open source policies in UK universities and colleges – what’s changed over the past 10 years?
  • Koha trademark case settled
  • Commitment Gradients in OSS projects

More details: http://newsletter.oss-watch.ac.uk/

5. Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable online learning in institutions – a newly published paper by Cetis (Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards)

A new white paper from Cetis explores how institutions can benefit from MOOCs within their own provision. This paper by Li Yuan, Stephen Powell and Bill Olivier follows their popular paper MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education published in March 2013. More details: http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/2014/898.

6. New Jisc guides on technology-enhanced assessment and feedback

Assessment and feedback are critical to improve students’ performance and enhance their learning experience.  Jisc has published four new briefings around key themes which have emerged from the Assessment and Feedback programme:

  • Changing assessment and feedback practice with the help of technology
  • Electronic Assessment Management
  • Enhancing student employability through technology supported assessment and feedback
  • Feedback and feed forward: using technology to support learner longitudinal development

More details can be found at http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/61525479/Transforming%20Assessment%20and%20Feedback

7. Current articles from peer-reviewed open access journal Research in Learning Technology

The journal website is at: http://www.researchinlearningtechnology.net/

Latest articles:

Editorial – “Can we engage learners through Web 2.0 and mobile devices?”, Steven Verjans http://go.alt.ac.uk/18YSptx

Article – “Exploring the use of text and instant messaging in higher education classrooms”, Sharon Lauricella, Robin Kay http://go.alt.ac.uk/1ggGWHr

Article – “Exploring individual, social and organisational effects on Web 2.0-based workplace learning: a research agenda for a systematic approach”, Fang Zhao, Linzi Kemp http://go.alt.ac.uk/17BpJUz

Article – “Redesigning professional development: reconceptualising teaching using social learning technologies”, Thomas Cochrane, Vickel Narayan http://go.alt.ac.uk/1ahwqHw

Article – “Teaching with student response systems (SRS): teacher-centric aspects that can negatively affect students’ experience of using SRS”, Kjetil L. Nielsen, Gabrielle Hansen, John B. Stav http://go.alt.ac.uk/1ahwpDt

Article – “Experience of developing Twitter-based communities of practice in higher education”, Bex Lewis, David Rush
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1h5tHe0

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