Opening up medieval literature through blogging

‘Taketh the fruyt, and lat the chaf be stille’: the challenge of teaching Middle English poetics to a varied audience Dr Jenni Nuttall set up her research and teaching blog, stylisticienne.com, on WordPress in January 2014. She was motivated by a … Continue reading

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Bringing New Life to an Old Language with a Smart Board

Ancient languages; modern methods The traditional method of teaching ancient languages such as Hebrew is drilling in grammar and vocabulary, working deductively from a textbook. In this world, audio-visual innovation is presenting the grammar using PowerPoint! It is perhaps unsurprising … Continue reading

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Making departmental calendaring easier: WebLearn

Introduction Directing staff and students into the right place at the right time can be a challenge for any department, but for the Biological Sciences department this is a particularly difficult task. The department is responsible for the centralised teaching … 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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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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Improving administration: WebLearn’s Sign Up Tool

Introduction See the video case study on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. WebLearn is a technology that is designed to support a complex and dynamic educational environment. Claire Aland, Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG), has found that the tools WebLearn offers can be … Continue reading

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Supporting tutorials: WebLearn

See the video casestudy on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. Introduction The tutorial system lies at the heart of Oxford’s educational experience. Supporting tutorial practices through the use of technology can enable both tutors and students to interact … 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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Teaching Politics: Using WebLearn to enhance teaching

This case study shows the teaching practice of Dr Scot Peterson, Lecturer in Politics and Tutor at Balliol College, who uses WebLearn to supplement his undergraduate teaching. Scot gave a talk on his use of WebLearn as part of the IT Services (then OUCS) … Continue reading

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Politics tutoring: Blending tutorials with electronic support in WebLearn

WebLearn provides flexible tools to support teaching and learning, in particular for communication and online submission of essays. This case study focuses on the WebLearn teaching practice of Dr Elizabeth Frazer,  a fellow and tutor in Politics at New College and lecturer in Politics in … Continue reading

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