Mapping uncharted territory requires creative new uses of technology

Overcoming resource constraints with online mapping tools An important part of most Oxford degrees, both undergraduate and postgraduate, is the opportunity to carry out individual, original research. Yet students are often constrained by the (limited) resources available to them. For … Continue reading

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UBlend: helping students to keep up with what’s on

Using technology to help students make the most of their university experience Every day Oxford University buzzes with exciting and alluring events, ranging from talks by world leaders to topical debates and college balls. These can present excellent opportunities to … Continue reading

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WikiNets: Organising and Sharing Your Research

Introduction WikiNets is the brainchild of William Zeng, a DPhil student in the Quantum Group in the Department of Computer Science, and a team of other graduate students: Erfan Soliman, Miriam Backens, and Brendan Fong at Oxford, and Daphne Erzer … Continue reading

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OxTweet: A Virtual Taste of Student Life

Introduction OxTweet brings together Oxford students from a variety of subjects to share what it is like to live and study at Oxford. It allows potential applicants to gain an honest representation of life at Oxford, pose questions, and have … Continue reading

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Revision on the Go: the Neuroslice App

Introduction Medical students have an enormous volume of material to memorise about the human body, and during their clinical training they must fit their private study periods into the demanding schedules of their rotations. In this context mobile technology can … 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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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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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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Making a legal learning-assistance program: Criminal Cases 2009

This case study details a student innovation created to supplement learning for Undergraduate Law at Oxford. Criminal Cases is a program created by Christopher du Boulay, Mansfield College that began life as a simple personal revision tool  for his Criminal Law … Continue reading

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Documenting Obama’s first 100 days: Student podcasting

This case study looks at the podcast created by Orla De Burca, final year MSc student of Global Governance and Diplomacy at St Cross College, was a member of the Student Web Media Team. Orla produced an audio podcast of an interview … Continue reading

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