funny is a graduate skill?

On Monday evening the finest entrepreneurial minds of Silicon Valley gathered in Oxford as part of the ten year anniversary of Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford. The Oxford MBA students are building new businesses faster than the naked eye can … Continue reading

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new ways to think about religion

 It never ceases to amaze me how interesting the application of learning technologies can be. The LTG Modelling4All team will be presenting at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology  today. “We are building modular components that can be combined … Continue reading

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written in Oxford

As a girl with a new interest in a variety of  creative writing -on top of my ongoing interest in pedagogy ( described below)- I also managed to squeeze in two new writers’ events this week. Wednesday night  saw the … Continue reading

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it’s on the internet so it must be true

Any suggestion that Oxford University does not pay attention to  new pedagogy is surely contradicted by the fabulous range of evening seminars I am enjoying this week. Dr Neil Morris on Tuesday, Dr Martin Oliver on Wednesday and  Professor Miriam … Continue reading

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3.86 tonnes of CO2

3.86 tonnes of CO2  for two return flights to Malaysia, not to mention the speaker fees, the hotel and the opportunity cost to OUCS…. Rather than make that kind of impact, Stuart Lee and I presented at a conference in … Continue reading

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conferencing is not working

Last month I attened a conference  organised by Oxford Internet Institute at which Arthur Lupia discussed getting and retaining attention for political action : in order to successfully persuade others (in any benign meaning of course) he posits three necessary … Continue reading

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jungle drums

The Mozilla Drumbeat Festival claims to be all about learning things by making things, which sounds very similar to Constructionism 2010. The delegates look different though…. I engaged a young revolutionary in a conversation about turtle logos, but i suspect … Continue reading

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chalk and talk

Catch Professor Binnie’s quantum mechanics lectures in Apple’s new ipad TV advert. Note the presence of our Creative Commons licence logo  in an Apple ad. 🙂  It aired for the first time in the US on Nov 1st across all major … Continue reading

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