lighting out for the territories

This week has been amazing already, so many people to see  and things to do before I go. I have been clearing out my desk and my emails and remembering again how much fun it has been to work here. Edinburgh … Continue reading

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slide lines

On Friday I’ll be speaking in Edinburgh at the Oxford University Society about the challenges facing HE in the digital age. On Monday I’m at NUS Scotland talking about MOOCs and cultural imperialism. If you miss me, I’ll be back … Continue reading

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security and complacency

At the recent UAS conference our Oxford Networks Security team offered visitors to their display stand the opportunity to test their password strength. Oxford colleagues jumped at the chance to type their password into the computer offered by  charming and … Continue reading

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students will defend lectures “to the death”

More hyberbole and hot air about OER has been generated at the recent #OER13 conference*. This week’s Times Higher headline claims:  ‘Many students will “defend to the death” the need for traditional campus-based lectures, and will only delve into the … 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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staff and professional development at Oxford

I presented recently at a SEDA conference about how the benefits for learning technologists in working as part of OER projects can be seen as continuing professional development (CPD) in their role. All our job descriptions include the phrase ‘enagage with … 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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antediluvian

This is what happens if you let learning technology managers play with flipcharts and post-it notes when it is stormy outside. Some people build walls, some build windmills and some draw boats…..

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made in Belgium

Via Brussels I am in Leuven ‘The Oxford of Belgium’ for the #diverse2012 conference. Last night the keynote speakers met  with our hosts for a lively meal and tasty conversation, mostly around suitable metaphors for balancing media, blending learning and … Continue reading

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summertime

Looking forward to seeing colleagues and friends at ‘Beyond Books‘ Conference tomorrow. I am delighted to see how many of the presentations are from colleagues at Oxford University, this reflects  the range of very exciting work we have been doing … Continue reading

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