bloody murder

 While discussing stakeholders and stakeburners over steaks at Quod on Friday it struck me that the JISC ‘mapping crime’ project will create a cracking resource for the great Oxford tradition of crime writing. Looking for a report of a bizarre crime … Continue reading

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summer graduating summer not

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Special K

Kellogg blues Coffee at lunch.

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VM for rent

During  discussions about open educational materials (OER) we sometimes draw on a continuum of openness. All rights reverved at one end and  non-attribution share alike at the other. At the BPP presentation last week I learned that to protect their … Continue reading

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‘we define academic freedom differently’.

Okay, even I didn’t expect to find an image for ‘plagiarism‘.  Having been involved recently in discussions about policy for Turnitin use and online submission policy at Oxford, I was interested to hear the same issue come up at a … Continue reading

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a lady composed of images

  A couple people have asked me where I get the images I use in my blog. Recently they have mostly been from the Oxford’s John Johnson Collection of Digitised Printed Ephemera (electronic resource). For a connoisseur of unusual images it’s … Continue reading

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for a good and sweet new year

The story shofar:  an internal audit report of IT governance at Oxford has recommended a reshuffle of departments.  Don’t they always? A sense of urgency has been created as per standard Kotter-style change management.  At sunset today a new year … Continue reading

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Listening for impact

When I present around the place about Oxford’s podcasting projects I am often asked:  “How are the podcasts being used, and by whom? For teaching, learning or research? On campus or off?”  With these questions in mind LTG successfully bid to JISC … Continue reading

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That’s the way to do it

As the St Giles Fair occupies the space outside our building OUCS begin planning for the integration of our two groupworking environments, WebLearn and Nexus. The project currently called WLNX ( working title) offers exciting opportunities. Opportunity to integrate two … Continue reading

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politics and pondlife

The BBC website describes reading PPE at  Oxford as ‘the degree of choice for the Westminster elite, claiming six cabinet members and three Labour leadership contenders among its alumni’ and asks ‘Why does Oxford’s politics, philosophy and economics course dominate public … Continue reading

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