A Digital Dodo? Building a Social Media Presence for the Museum of Natural History

Introduction The University’s Museum of Natural History houses entomological, geological, and zoological collections that are of major significance to research. They also provide the basis for a lively programme of public engagement, education, and outreach activities. The Museum has recently joined the … 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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Blogging the Truth about Research

Introduction Listen to Peter Gill’s talk for “Engage: Social Media Michaelmas” on the University of Oxford podcasts website. Peter Gill, DPhil candidate at the Centre for Evidence-based Medical Research at the Department of Primary Care, is a regular contributor to the blog … 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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Digital story-telling: the @Arras95 live-tweeting project

Introduction World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings is a project creating a suite of learning and teaching resources that provide an international, cross-disciplinary reappraisal of this historic event. It  brings digital content together to be presented as OERs. The idea behind … Continue reading

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Teaching Web 2.0 Skills: 23 Things Oxford

Introduction See the video case study on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. Inspired by the 23 Things Oxford team, IT Services will be running a 23 Things for Research course as part of the forthcoming “Engage: Social Media Michaelmas” programme. Sign up here, or follow the programme … Continue reading

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Online scholarly engagement: Blogging and tweeting

Introduction Professor Elizabeth Eva Leach, Tutorial Fellow in Music at St Hugh’s College and Lecturer in Music at Exeter College, is a medievalist, musicologist and an avid blogger. She blogs about her research to give easy access to abstracts and … Continue reading

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