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.
Our teams have done some SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) for our content metadata for podcasts.ox.ac.uk. If you search for a topic + lectures in Google our videos are usually no1 position. See for yourself by typing the following into Google:Austen lectures, Beowulf lectures, Shakespeare lectures, Business lectures.
Join our Women in Science editathon on Oct 15th. The aim of our editathon is to add to and improve the coverage of individuals, events and resources related to women in science.
The Engage programme is back for another Social Media Michaelmas. #oxengage
Training and events featuring all your favourite tools for outreach, impact and online presence.
We host online collections of open educational resources (OER) which can be used by the public at any time, but particularly on National Poetry Day. In addition to the famous First World War Poetry Archive which has been cited in hundreds of academic publications; and the University of Oxford Text Archive; we also have a large collection of podcasts of, and about, poetry and poetry resources specifically for schools in our Great Writers Collection. Our collections hold many unique treasures including young British poets competing for the Tower poetry prize, a history of the Eighteenth Century in ten poems, the war diaries of Vera Brittain and our Deputy CIO reading Beowulf.
“The Oxford initiative has provided academics and the public with an unprecedented research resource, and is set to provide a model for others in the sector to follow.”
“Times Higher Educational Supplement”, 17 July 2008
Be the first to book your place on one of our many IT learning courses. Last year 3000 people attended to learn the skills they need for work and study.
In response to feedback from students last year in the WebLearn Student Experience project we have a new Welcome page https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk The new page includes ‘Get Started’, ‘Suggest a System Improvement’ , ‘User Voice’ and ‘Did you know?’.