not there yet

The recent style critiquing of  women at Oxford is, for me, worrisome on several levels. 1) It is hard enough to persuade colleagues to develop an online presence for fear of misogynistic comments.  Articles in the Daily Mail don’t help. … Continue reading

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to cap it all

More data magic has been performed by the WebLearn and  OXCAP  teams. When the principle of subsidiarity is so enshrined in the university it is hard to offer any kind of consistency of experience.  Nevertheless, in the face of repeated … Continue reading

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fishing for matches

Oxford University email users are subject to repeated spam and phishing attacks every week. Teams in IT Services do their best to block attacks and urge users not to respond. “The University is targeted by phishing campaigns and if only … Continue reading

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peerage

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013 rank Oxford at No.3 ( well, joint 2nd) The DIGE research involved some comparison with our peer institutions and some surveying of students to discover their impressions of difference. No need to … Continue reading

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top ranking

Students from the four DIGE focus groups reported using applications such as Word, Excel and referencing software, as well as search engines such as Google Search and Google Scholar. In fact, all 16 data sets from the focus group card-sorting … Continue reading

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o tell me the truth about love

All our latest research on the subject: The Dying Kiss: Gender and Intimacy in the Trenches Love Letter: Vera Brittain to Roland Leighton Love Letter: Roland Leighton to Vera Brittain (War and primroses) Butterflies in the trenches Rupert Brooke Sonnets … Continue reading

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in your discipline

In the light of yet another high profile plagiarism scandal amongst leaders and decisionmakers I wonder yet again what advice is being offered to the future leaders we educate at Oxford. The current policy (2008) on Undergraduate Teaching notes that … Continue reading

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must try harder

When the principle of subsidiarity is so enshrined in the university it is hard to offer any kind of consistency of experience. Applications and websites provided by the University of Oxford, the SOLO library website and the course or departmental … Continue reading

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striking feedback

It’s that time of year again, we are invited to hear the results of the Student Barometer Survey.  Last year we did a survey of students,  enquiring as to the quality of their digital experience. In discussions with students it … Continue reading

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look who’s talking

You’ll remember that one of the recommendations from the recent DIGE report referred to the need to bring data  about lectures and talks happening at Oxford together in one place.  It referred to ‘OxfordTalks or its successor’. talks.linacre has now … Continue reading

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