moot mooc meets

In Wonderland, when they hold a Caucus race the participants run around in patterns of any shape, starting and leaving off whenever they like, so that everyone wins. One might suggest that discussions of MOOCs at Oxford are similar*. In … Continue reading

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licetne Anglice loqui?

Warning: this post include an above average number of three letter acronyms (TLA) One of the best things about Oxford’s OER collections is that they are free to be reused in many different ways. One of the best things about … Continue reading

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when facebook is not enough

Although Facebook is a popular tool amongst students, most of the students who attended  our user research workshops agreed that it would be a good idea to have discussion forums in WebLearn for  activities which support academic activities such as … Continue reading

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how students use weblearn

Following the DIGE project the team have done more research with students to investigate their use of WebLearn.  At peak times WebLearn gets 16,000 logins per day. The majority of the students in the sample use WebLearn mainly for accessing … Continue reading

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a pope, two proctors, and an assessor

All in one day. Last week smoke rising from the Sheldonian indicated  that this year’s triumvirate of Proctors and Assessor demitted and a new set were installed. The demitting Proctors deliver a jointly authored address which includes notes on their … Continue reading

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spin cycle

Periodically, on this  blog, I write about cycles. I am interested in cycles since having spent an awful lot of time explaining experiential learning (see Kolb’s Learning Cycle, 1984) to my students in the 1990s. Here’s a nice version from … Continue reading

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get better analytics

Google Analytics tracks the actions of people when they are browsing your website. These are the most important metrics. You are interested in understanding people behaviour so you want as much as possible to be looking at the stats from … Continue reading

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who uses WebLearn?

If you have ever wondered who uses WebLearn please see the table below showing the number of WebLearn sites per division.  As you can see, it is increasing a pace.  As is use by colleges. Funding and staffing in the … Continue reading

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OER is a feminist issue

In preparation for International Women’s Day (8th March), I have selected some interesting podcasts  about women internationally, and at home. Our open educational resources ensure that anyone who has access to the internet can have equal access to the finest … Continue reading

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