tell me a story

Yesterday our guest speaker at the Learning Technologies in Practice seminar  was Roger Schank.  Roger believes in learning by doing and learning through stories. Tomorrow we are gathering together at OUCS colleagues and friends from across the country for our … Continue reading

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peaks and spikes and pads

The Listening for Impact  project was well represented at the  Oxford Internet Institute’s  packed out  Digital Impacts: How to Measure and Understand the Usage and Impact of Digital Content event on Friday. The question of how we can measure and … Continue reading

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creation in common

“Melissa Highton leads the Learning Technology Group in OUCS and she likes to throw things.” If you want to buy jewellery made from recycled  materials, admire stunning digital photographs, see my pots or discover the artistic talent of your favourite … Continue reading

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What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?

Said Alice. I was reminded of this question on Thursday as I listened to three Oxford academic colleagues describing their experience of podcasting in iTunes U. Emma Smith, Peter MacDonald and Marianne Talbot each took quite different angles, but each described … Continue reading

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four Es of sustainability

Yesterday I had the opportunity to try out the same presentation to two different groups. In the morning I presented at our OER Ripple event to partners  and friends from our neighbouring institutions Oxford Brookes University and Harper Adams University. … Continue reading

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sustainable resources

On Thursday, 12th May, as part of Fair Trade week, Kellogg College will host a Fair Trade dinner.  At 5.30pm before a wine reception and dinner, the College Seminar will take a wider look at issues of sustainability in the … Continue reading

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Universities with walls and hedges

On Monday I’ll be attending the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) event  ‘A Question of Boundaries: What Next for the ‘Edgeless University’?’ . Matthew Allen,  of Curtin University, is going to consider the practical opportunities and problems confronting academics and institutions of … Continue reading

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Going global

The number of podcasts published into iTunesU continues to grow each month.    If you are wondering, as we do,  who is listening to them, it is possible to use the data supplied by Apple and the size of our logfiles … Continue reading

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