Tomorrow in OUCS we are hosting a champagne reception for invited guests. This event serves two purposes: To celebrate the launch of the new and improved WebLearn service; and to recognise four prize winners who have used technology to support learning and teaching at Oxford
Prizes will be given to staff and students by the Chair of OxTALENT Committee , The Director of IT, Oxford University , International Director of e-Framework, JISC and the Director of OUCS.
WebLearn is the University’s virtual learning environment which provides online space for lecturers and tutors to share documents with students and to engage in a range of online support and outreach activities. WebLearn is designed to support the complex organisational structure of Oxford teaching in departments and Colleges. WebLearn has existed for more than five years but has recently been redesigned using open source software called ‘Sakai’. One of the OxTALENT awards being given is for good practice in the use of WebLearn to support course delivery. The OxTALENT awards are given each year to recognise good practice in the use of technology to support learning and teaching at Oxford. OxTALENT is an interest group bringing together representatives from the academic divisions within the University.
The remit of OxTALENT Committee is as follows:
- to act as a steering group to raise awareness, promote interaction, and stimulate the use of IT in teaching and learning across the University
- assist PRAC ICT in formulating policy on matters relating to IT training
- to act as an advisory group to OUCS’s Learning Technologies Group