Podules on Evolution: Using lecture capture to support self-directed learning

Quick, convenient and accessible: Lecture Capture has the potential to empower lecturers and improve the student learning experience by making recorded material available online for private viewing. At the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Professor William James has developed … Continue reading

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Modelling the spread of viruses: Agent-based modelling

Introduction Academic researchers create agent-based models (ABMs) to understand traffic flows, wealth distribution, foraging in ant colonies, public policy and many other systems across the physical and social sciences. As this comparatively new method of enquiry matures researchers are starting … Continue reading

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Assessment for learning: Using mobile polls in the classroom

Introduction The use of formative assessment to develop learners understanding of key concepts is an established practice and used by many academics within the University. Introducing audience response systems into the lecture design can bring further advantages to this process … Continue reading

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Supporting Blended Learning in Cross-Departmental Programmes: WebLearn

Oxford’s Virtual Learning Environment, WebLearn, offers a range of tools to support teaching and learning activities in courses that blend face-to-face and online teaching and learning. A Cross-departmental team from Oxford’s Continuing Professional Development Centre and the Department of Primary … Continue reading

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Student Innovation: Developing Mobile Apps for Learning

Mobile devices such as phones and tablets can provide flexible and timely access to learning resources and learning experiences. Designing a mobile application to address a unique problem or serve a specific niche task is possible with some basic programming … Continue reading

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Agent-based modelling: The BehaviourComposer

Agent-based modelling has become an increasingly important tool for learners studying social and biological systems. Sometimes referred to as individual-based modelling, it is used to simulate the actions and interactions of autonomous agents (both individual or collective entities such as … Continue reading

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Supporting tutorials: WebLearn

See the video casestudy on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. Introduction The tutorial system lies at the heart of Oxford’s educational experience. Supporting tutorial practices through the use of technology can enable both tutors and students to interact … Continue reading

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Facilitating deep learning: Agent-based modelling

Modelling4All is an LTG led project that supports the use of tools for constructing, running, visualizing and analyzing agent-based models for educational purposes, and for research. The project has built a web-based tool called the BehaviourComposer to help non-programmers construct … Continue reading

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Supporting Language Teaching: WebLearn

This case study shows how the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, WebLearn, has been used in the teaching programme at the Institute for Chinese Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies. Staff use WebLearn to supplement classroom teaching for language learning including additional … Continue reading

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Improving student understanding and public outreach: Podcasting

Dr Simon Benjamin is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Material Sciences. He has written extensively on the subject of Nanotechnology and Quantum technology. He was interested in finding a new way of reaching his students … Continue reading

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