IT Learning Programme Advent Learning: Week 3

As the nights draw in and Christmas comes ever closer, our third advent blog post brings you a collection of videos which will help you record your Christmas memories. We kick off with this excellent introduction to photography. And once … Continue reading

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IT Learning Programme – Advent Learning: Week 2

The second week of Advent already, and our blog turns its attention to making your seasonal greetings more fun and creative. Our hand-picked lynda.com videos this week focus on how to make greetings cards, labels and videos. There are so … Continue reading

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Sell your research

Well, maybe sell isn’t the right word. Publicise perhaps. So, how are you on the research Publicity Ps of Paper->Presentation->Poster->Podcast? Paper Well, it’s your research – can’t do that for you. However creating an academic document such as a thesis … Continue reading

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Campus MovieFest – You missed it!

Over 50 groups signed up to make a film through the Campus MovieFest initiative. After what must have been a very busy weekend of filming, they returned their equipment – and their films – on Tuesday. From what I saw … Continue reading

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Campus MovieFest – Make a film for FREE!

Campus MovieFest is the world’s largest student film festival, and it is coming to the University of Oxford on October 19th. If you are a student – and you don’t mind a sleepless week (what’s new 🙂 ) – and … 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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Insomnia

About 30 undergraduates from all around the University might have been sleeples for 24 hours earlier in the week. The two Apple campus student reps organised an Insomnia film competiton, and the prize giving was here at OUCS last night. … Continue reading

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How to Convert Video Formats

Question How do I convert from one video format to another? Answer Download the Free Studio tool from DVDVideoSoft. It’s quite a large download (20MB+) and Windows only. Once you have downloaded and installed it, it’s fairly self explanatory. Alternatively, … Continue reading

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Using Sound and Video in PowerPoint

Question: I use Powerpoint regularly to give presentations. I’d like to include sound clips in my presentations but I’ve been to several talks where the speaker couldn’t play the sound files for whatever reason. Answer: PowerPoint does sometimes fail to … Continue reading

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