the OER engagement ladder

LTG’s Joanna Wild has published the report of her SCORE Fellowship. The OER Engagement Study investigated the ways in which higher education institutions (HEI), individual faculties and support staff adroitly foster reuse of Open Educational Resources (OER)  in novel ways … Continue reading

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getting about a bit

A report from our OER expeditionary forces on this year’s internationalisation initatives: “The RunCoCo team delivered face-to-face training to 30+ librarians and museum curators etc. from across Europe (about 12 countries represented). Then the team travelled to support those international partners … Continue reading

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three become one

As you may know, on August 1st, the University of Oxford’s three central IT departments – Business Services and Projects (BSP), ICT Support Team (ICTST) and Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS) – will be merging into one department, IT Services. … Continue reading

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lecturer as rockstar

While the role of ‘lecturer as DJ’ may be attractive to many, I prefer the idea of ‘lecturer as rockstar’. The LSE Impact blog suggests that running a successful academic blog can make you feel like a rock star I’d suggest that … Continue reading

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lecturer as DJ

At the HEA/SEDA: Open Horizons: Sharing the future conference last week one of the speakers suggested that with a wealth of online resources at our fingertips the role of the lecturer was to move from ‘sage on the stage’ to … Continue reading

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staff perceptions of how things may change

Most of our staff interviewees felt that the fundamentals of teaching and learning at Oxford will change little over the next few years. ‘No matter what the technologies are, people who are reading left to right are probably going to … Continue reading

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students’ perception of staff skills

Students’ perceptions of the use of digital technologies by teaching staff at Oxford:  On average, students do not rate the competence and use of digital technologies displayed by teaching staff very highly. Students seem more likely to rate staff as … Continue reading

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a vision for systems and services

The DIGE report  describes digital services provided by Oxford for students and staff to enhance the learning experience and learning support activities, and a vision for the systems and services for the next five years. The recommendations report was  reviewed by Education … Continue reading

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re-use books

‘Great Writers Inspire’ is a collection of OER  curated by subject specialists from within the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford.   Resources  include audio and video lectures,  electronic texts and ebooks, and background contextual resources. All … Continue reading

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two Cs or not two Cs?

I was at a conference recently at which a large group engaged in a copyright quiz.  Very lively it was too. Lots of questions on how to avoid using copyright materials and how to get round copyright restrictions. Lots of … Continue reading

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