engage more oxen

During Michaelmas term last I took part in the 23things  medium-sized open online course (msooc) exploring uses of social media for research. The course was one part of the #oxengage ‘Social Media Michaelmas’ . I did not work for extrinsic … Continue reading

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knowledge that matters

It’s been another busy year for the IT teachers in IT services. The University is commited to developing all staff to enhance their effectiveness, and to ensuring that undergraduate and postgraduate students are fully equipped for the opportunities available to … Continue reading

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Massive Online Open Conflicts

World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings is the latest massive online open collection to emerge from the Oxford OER stable. It provides digital learning materials available for global reuse in teaching about a global event.  Materials include articles, audio … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘X’ in Oxford

When I read about EdX, MITx, BerkeleyX, HarvardX  etc I wonder if they envy the fact that we already have the X in our name*. Oxford has a fine tradition of extension teaching (for that is what the X stands). … Continue reading

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what women really want

According to our survey of 2012 freshers,  students rate ‘Wi-fi access everywhere’  as their top priority.  Access to online handouts after lectures came second.  Access to online handouts before lectures was third. Students were asked to think ahead to their … Continue reading

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due to popular demand

When we asked students about their experience of Oxford, time and again the Oxford Talks website was lauded as a very useful service, and users supported its continued development. Even those who did not know of Oxford Talks articulated a … Continue reading

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students should be less open

It’s not unusual for Oxford University students to  receive unsolicited emails from ‘volunteers’ offering free plagiarism checking services.  However tempting this may sound, sending your essay to anyone outside the university can lead to you being accused of plagiarism  even … Continue reading

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