Open Toolkit

Last week we held another successful Skills Toolkit event here in the IT Learning Programme. This is where we give research students the opportunity to try out a collection of tools that they might find useful in their research and … Continue reading

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Digitising 35mm Slides

Take a look at www.nomadsinoman.com It is a fascinating record of nomadic tribal life in the latter part of the last century. So why is it featured here…? The original images were on 35mm slides, and although they had been … Continue reading

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Skills Toolkit Part 2

So a second week of skills toolkit sessions has come to a close with another 150 or so students passing through. The sessions have been almost universally judged a success by the attendees and the tool minders, and we will … Continue reading

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Skills Toolkit

140 students and counting. Over the last week, together with the University’s Libraries and Careers services, we¬†have run 7 skills toolkit sessions. At each session we choose tools that we think post graduate students will find useful in their studies … Continue reading

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Outlook 2010 (Nexus)

Course of the week Software releases <sigh/> It’s difficult to keep up, not just for those who use it but doubly so for those who teach it. At Oxford we have an extra complication; the colleges and divisions have a … Continue reading

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Multimedia: Screen and audio capture for teaching

Course of the week Does anyone read software manuals anymore? Did we ever? We are all familiar with the Just In Time model of learning – we find out what we need to know, when we need to know it. … Continue reading

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Webinar

I took part in my first webinar yesterday, as opposed to sitting on the sidelines observing. It was run by Donald Taylor of the Learning and Skills Group on the topic “Modern Myths of Learning: the creative right brain”. I … Continue reading

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Remote Meetings

We have been trialling a new version of a survey tool we use here in the IT Learning Programme¬† – Indicate 2 by a company called Ostrakon based in Tubingen, Germany. They have worked closely with us to customise the … Continue reading

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PowerPoint – High Resolution Images

PowerPoint is a great tool for creating simple (and not so simple) diagrams. Copy and paste of course works with the other Office apps, and many other programs understand the PowerPoint format. It is also possible to export any or … Continue reading

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Web Sites in Minutes?

An academic colleague has asked me for advice on setting up his own web site that is independent of the University. I’m sure this is a common need. My colleague is competent in Word and PowerPoint, but he is not … Continue reading

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