The eReadings Service from the Social Sciences Library

Origins of the eReadings Service A need was identified to provide a collection of online readings in one easy-to-access place for staff and students in the Social Sciences division, covering as much content as possible across prescribed curricula. The requirements … Continue reading

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The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) Blog

Advancing Understanding and Practice in Human Rights The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) was set up in 2012 by Professor Sandra Fredman from the Law Faculty with the aim of bringing together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from across the globe. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Creating an online subject community: Using WebLearn to support distance learning

Introduction The University’s Virtual Learning Environment, WebLearn, provides a suite of tools designed for community building. These tools can be invaluable for distance learning where the entire setting for the educational experience is virtual. One such example is the Postgraduate Diploma … Continue reading

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Blogging to Engage: Politics in Spires

See the video case study on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. Introduction The greatest asset of the blogging  phenomenon is its scope for interaction. Not only do blogs act as a repository for assembled knowledge and archiving for later … Continue reading

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Student voting: WebLearn’s Polls tool

Introduction WebLearn is a virtual learning environment that rewards its explorers. With such a range of flexible tools, a new user can be sure of finding a tool that can improve their educational practice or streamline administration. This was the … Continue reading

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