We will be working with Age Exchange’s Children of the Great War project to record your stories from Women of the Great War and photographing the memorabilia, letters, photographs or other artefacts which survive from their time in service. As millions of people around the world come together celebrating the achievements of women and their roles in fighting for justice, we are collecting the legacies of our predecessors as we contemplate the achievements of ordinary women, coinciding with the 100th year since the outbreak of War.
Stephen Fry, the 23rd holder of the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professorship in Contemporary Theatre gave his first lecture at the University and we were there to capture it.
e-Publication and multi-touch book creation using InDesign – one day workshop To tie in with World Book day we are offering a special workshop about ebooks. This workshop will introduce you to the concepts involved in the design and creation of eBooks. Add value to text by making use of interactive content. The session will be delivered using Adobe InDesign as the main tool. Some basic knowledge of InDesign or a similar desk top publishing tool will be assumed. The course will run using Macs, but Windows users of InDesign will find the interface familiar.
For Safer Internet Day 2014 a panel of experts will join together to discuss this year’s theme – “Let’s create a better Internet together”. The event is being organised by the University’s Information Security team and Academic IT Services. Discussion will focus on what responsibilities the University, its staff and students have in helping to create a better Internet, including:
- Online presence
- Social Media
- Creating, disseminating or accessing inappropriate content online
- Content filtering by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- Avoiding harassment and abuse online
Our programmme of courses is open for booking now.
If you wish to book a course add it to your flower basket. If the course is full, you can still add yourself to the waiting list. You will be notified by email if a place becomes available.
Every year we survey Freshers as they arrive at the University. This year 12% admitted they had no virus protection on their computers. Luckily we provide Sophos to all members for free.
On Wednesday 4th December from 6:30pm til 8:30 pm, we will be streaming the exciting “Flash Talk Physics” event live. The event showcases cutting-edge physics research in a series of bite-size 10 minute talks. Join in using the hashtag #flashtalkphysics. The event will be streamed live onto the website of the Times Education Supplement ( the go-to reseource for teachers) and our live, free, broadcast website.
The University Strategic Plan (USP) says we should develop Oxford’s online presence. We prefer online presents.
In our OpenAdvent calendar this year IT Services will showcase the many lovely things we give users. The first door will open on 1st December.
23 Things is a self-directed course, run as part of the Engage programme, that aims to expose you to a range of digital tools that could help you in your personal and professional development as a researcher, academic, student or in another role. Check out the many bloggers who are participating in the course this year.
TESconnect is the online portal for the Times Educational Supplement. It provides access to online versions of the magazine, forum, jobs, newsletter etc. It also includes a ‘Teaching Resources’ section where teachers share and download free lesson plans, classroom resources, revision guides and curriculum worksheets. The site has 2.7 million registered users in over 276 countries, so the potential audience for our OER is huge. Our first Oxford resources include materials to support teachers in advance of Remembrance Day.