Social media engagement: UNIQ Summer School and Facebook

Introduction UNIQ Summer School was established in 2009 to enable academically-able UK state school students to experience a typical undergraduate week at the University of Oxford free of charge. It is an extremely competitive process with over 3000 applications each … Continue reading

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Student Innovation: The LHSee App

Introduction See the video case study on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. As of May 2011 there are over 100 million activated Android devices worldwide, with numbers growing daily. Each individual user has access to a handheld computer with a … Continue reading

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Teaching Web 2.0 Skills: 23 Things Oxford

Introduction See the video case study on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. Inspired by the 23 Things Oxford team, IT Services will be running a 23 Things for Research course as part of the forthcoming “Engage: Social Media Michaelmas” programme. Sign up here, or follow the programme … Continue reading

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Digital humanities: The William Godwin’s Diary project

Introduction The William Godwin‘s Diary project has transcribed, edited, and annotated 48 years of William Godwin’s diary from 1788-1836, and made this resource freely available online.  This project was funded by the Leverhulme Trust Major Research Grant, John Fell Fund … Continue reading

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Innovative doctoral training: Communication and media

Introduction See the video case study on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. Increasingly, researchers are being called upon to make their work accessible to those outside their field. In practical terms, this means being able to make appropriate use of media … Continue reading

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Crowd-sourcing for engagement: RunCoCo

Introduction See the video case study on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. Channelling the power of the public through the internet is a new opportunity for research. Community-sourced collection online is an inventive, mutually-beneficial engagement between academic institutions and the public. Since … Continue reading

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Engaging with the cutting edge: Student podcasting

Ankita Anirban is a second year in undergraduate Physics at King’s College London. She met Howard Noble, Learning Technologies Group at Oxford University IT Services, in Kenya when he was there for a research project using agent based modelling. Whilst on a … Continue reading

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An organic approach to departmental intranet: WebLearn with ‘green fingers’

WebLearn is a highly adaptable virtual learning environment that, at the same time, is well equipped for straight-forward set-up and manipulation. This ease of flexibility allows the development of a departmental intranet from scratch, as has been implemented in the … Continue reading

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Promoting research: Podcasting for engagement

Introduction Professor Mark Williams’ extremely successful podcast series “The New Psychology of Depression” was released through Oxford University podcast pages in late 2011. Mark has also run a high-visibility campaign for his research across a number of platforms, including Twitter, … Continue reading

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Streamlining teaching practice: WebLearn administrative tools

Introduction The advantage of using WebLearn is its potential to simplify teaching administration, and to free educators’ to engage with their students or their own research. Imogen Goold, Law Faculty, has released this potential by using WebLearn’s tools to make … Continue reading

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