Online short courses: moving weekly classes into the future

In the late 19th Century, the University of Oxford was one of the first HE institutions to promote adult learning and extend its educational offerings to the general public across the UK, though the Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE).  One … 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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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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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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MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care: Blended learning through WebLearn

This case study shows how WebLearn has been used to facilitate a programme of online and face-to-face learning in the teaching of the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care. This degree aims to enable participants to become innovative and adaptive learners. The … Continue reading

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