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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Online learning in Conservation Statistics: a wild success

Upskilling opportunities for conservationists in the field are rare Wildlife conservationists in the developing world are the keepers of biodiversity, yet they frequently lack access to training in research techniques to support their valuable work. Dr Lucy Tallents from the … 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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Innovative Doctoral Training: Reproducibility and Open Science

Introduction The Open Science Training Initiative (OSTI), is designed to address the problem of reproducibility in science. The programme, which is led by Sophie Kay of the Department of Computer Science, harnesses the principles and techniques of open science to … 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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Agent-based modelling: The BehaviourComposer

Agent-based modelling has become an increasingly important tool for learners studying social and biological systems. Sometimes referred to as individual-based modelling, it is used to simulate the actions and interactions of autonomous agents (both individual or collective entities such as … Continue reading

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Facilitating deep learning: Agent-based modelling

Modelling4All is an LTG led project that supports the use of tools for constructing, running, visualizing and analyzing agent-based models for educational purposes, and for research. The project has built a web-based tool called the BehaviourComposer to help non-programmers construct … Continue reading

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Supporting research skills training: Screen capture to create online tutorials

This case-study looks at the eKate project: an innovation created by MSc Education Studies students Srikanth Siva, Ariel Liu, Katarzyna Kozinska, Catherine Kokkinaki and Naida Dervishalidovic that uses an animated screen capture, accompanied by a voiceover, to explain how to use online thesaurus resources. Case … Continue reading

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