global reach

  Towards the end of last year we won money from the HEA to deliver 2 OER internationalisation projects. The purpose of Oxford OER International was to identify suitable elements of the University of Oxford’s existing OER collection to be … Continue reading

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best laid plans o’ mice

In the Oxford magazine No 331 Tim Horder comments on the absence of MOOCs from the University’s  Draft Strategic Plan. Moments like these cause me to look back at strategic plans I have written. I didn’t write one for LTG … Continue reading

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Massive Online Open Courses

Open Education: “…is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge.” Open … Continue reading

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Open approaches

When Apple12 approached a number of UK universities, including Oxford13, to make materials freely available on iTunes, Oxford’s Learning Technologies Group had already been doing podcasts for a number of years. However, Apple’s approach triggered an important step towards an … Continue reading

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annual reviews

Our annual review of services offered in OUCS last year is available online. Which division has the most WebLearn course sites? How many hours of video do we have online? In which country do most of our podcast listeners live? … Continue reading

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whither OER at Oxford?

The new year brings good news.   I am delighted that we have secured funding from the John Fell fund to work with  researchers in Dept of Education to  enhance our understanding of the ways academics use open educational resources … Continue reading

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