The Copenhagen Field-class: ‘one-stop’ support through WebLearn

Introduction Dr Thomas Jellis, winner of the 2013 OxTALENT award for “Use of WebLearn to support a course or programme of study”, is a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and college lecturer at St. John’s … Continue reading

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Evolution of Master’s Essay Writing: developing peer-review assessment through WebLearn

Introduction Dr Jeremy Howick, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, and Lettitia Derrington, Department for Continuing Education, have introduced peer review as an aspect of assessment for the MSc in Evidence-based Health Care. They have designed appropriate forums and topics … Continue reading

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Blavatnik School of Government iPad app: a new take on WebLearn

Introduction The Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) is in its first year of offering the one-year Master of Public Policy (MPP). To support this course, the Blavatnik School provides iPads to all its students. Led by the project manager, Edward … Continue reading

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Making departmental calendaring easier: WebLearn

Introduction Directing staff and students into the right place at the right time can be a challenge for any department, but for the Biological Sciences department this is a particularly difficult task. The department is responsible for the centralised teaching … Continue reading

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Blogging the Truth about Research

Introduction Listen to Peter Gill’s talk for “Engage: Social Media Michaelmas” on the University of Oxford podcasts website. Peter Gill, DPhil candidate at the Centre for Evidence-based Medical Research at the Department of Primary Care, is a regular contributor to the blog … Continue reading

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Rethinking Impact: Social Media

Introduction Listen to Nando Sigona’s recent talk for “Engage: Social Media Michaelmas” on the University of Oxford podcasts website. Researcher Nando Sigona is based at the Oxford University Refugee Studies Centre. He started his blog “Postcards from…” in 2008. Since then his use of social media has expanded … Continue reading

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Digital story-telling: the @Arras95 live-tweeting project

Introduction World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings is a project creating a suite of learning and teaching resources that provide an international, cross-disciplinary reappraisal of this historic event. It  brings digital content together to be presented as OERs. The idea behind … Continue reading

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Improving Public Understanding of Science: Social Media and Digital Technologies

Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. In his launch talk for engage: Social Media Michaelmas he talked about how he uses digital media to … Continue reading

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Navigating Open Oxford: the new OpenSpires Mind Map

Try the brand new interactive OpenSpires Mind Map, freely available online. The new map is intended as a gateway into Open Educational practice at Oxford. It is designed to: explain the story and showcase the achievements of OpenSpires, show how the … Continue reading

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Open Educational Resources: A contributor’s case-study

Dr. Marianne Talbot, lecturer in philosophy at the Department for Continuing Education,  University of Oxford, has published a case study on OER (Open Educational Resources) and public engagement following the release of her extremely successful podcast series through the University of Oxford … Continue reading

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