Online learning hub helps staff coordinate free Latin course for schools

Creating a central learning space   The OxLAT programme makes it possible for students at Oxfordshire state schools where Latin isn’t taught to receive free tuition ab initio through to the GCSE examination. Students attend lessons each Saturday during school … Continue reading

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The Viral Outbreak iCase: realistic problem-solving in a virtual environment

A time for change Laboratory-based practicals provide medical students with essential hands-on experience in problem solving, but where safety is a consideration they may not be an option or they invariably get reduced to a meaningless ‘follow these instructions’ that … Continue reading

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Flipping the mathematics classroom

The flipped classroom is a teaching technique that has gained worldwide currency during recent years. In a flipped approach, the information-transmission element of students’ learning is moved out of the classroom; instead, students view recorded lectures in their own study … Continue reading

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Using a WebLearn Forum for Online Learning and Collaboration Among Medical Students

Diagnosing the problem: complexities of time and place The first year of the four year graduate-entry medical course (GEC) is challenging for both students and teaching faculty. The 30 students, some of whom are post-docs, have a wide range of … Continue reading

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Podules on Evolution: Using lecture capture to support self-directed learning

Quick, convenient and accessible: Lecture Capture has the potential to empower lecturers and improve the student learning experience by making recorded material available online for private viewing. At the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Professor William James has developed … Continue reading

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Bridging the theory-practice divide using social networks

A need to bridge the theory-practice divide Dr. Corneliu Bjola is Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies in the Department of International Development and teaches on its MSc programme in Global Governance and Diplomacy. An important component of the curriculum is … Continue reading

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Virtual Machines for a Forensics Course

The Challenge: An Instant Learning Environment Dr Gareth Digby is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Computer Science. He teaches Forensics, one of the courses in the part-time MSc programmes in Software Engineering and Software & Systems Security. These … Continue reading

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Supporting first year teaching: Physics tutorials and WebLearn

Introduction Professor Paul Jeffreys is a Professorial Fellow at Keble College and a Professor of Computing. He is also Director of IT Risk Management in the IT Services Department at the University of Oxford.  Paul’s teaching and IT interests meet … 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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Blending face-to face tutorials with online discussions: using WebLearn to support learning in English

Weblearn offers a flexible platform for supporting teaching, learning and administration. Dr Kate McClune, Research Fellow in Old & Middle English, Merton College, has experimented with new teaching approaches through WebLearn. Since Trinity term 2010 she has used WebLearn to support her … Continue reading

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