it’s the way that you say it

During his keynote speech at LILAC 2012, Honorary Visiting Fellow of Kellogg College, Lord Puttnam focused on the importance of oratory in education. He suggested both that being articulate, speaking confidently and understanding rhetoric are key to one’s success, and … Continue reading

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the distaff side

This week I am attending LILAC 2012 in Glasgow. It’s a very nice conference to attend, with a fabulous dress-up gala dinner and practitioner awards. I am delighted to be presenting the Credo Reference Digital Award for Information Literacy.  The … Continue reading

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the idea of a university

This evening I spoke in a series of Oxford seminars convened by the Assessor entitled ‘Beyond Consumerism? Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century University’. I am a fan of events with ‘beyond’ in the title as you may know. … Continue reading

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student digital experience

There is a growing need to try to define the experience Oxford students will have online, that appropriately supports Oxford’s traditional teaching methods, graduate skills expectations, and the social lives of the students. This was a concern raised at the … Continue reading

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don’t get locked in

Learn about the benefits of Sakai at ALT-C 2011. I’ll be leading a symposium to talk about the benefits of Sakai and running open source software at an institutional level.  The session will focus on the use of open source … Continue reading

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open to change

 Last evening was the second meeting of the  ‘Sustainable Kellogg’ working group. I did my best to eat as much as possible so as to minimise waste if not waist.  With a focus on sustainable transport we discussed how we could … Continue reading

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four Es of sustainability

Yesterday I had the opportunity to try out the same presentation to two different groups. In the morning I presented at our OER Ripple event to partners  and friends from our neighbouring institutions Oxford Brookes University and Harper Adams University. … Continue reading

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What can your OER do for you?

 We recently held a Ripple OER ‘institutional strategies’ workshop in Oxford at Kellogg College. ‘In it to win it’ workshop: Institutional marketing strategy and policy for OER Thursday 3 February 2011 What is your OER doing for you?  Video: [mp4] … Continue reading

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Beyond 2011

Our ‘Beyond’ conference this year will celebrate the  joys and challenges of community collections. It will  be hosted by the RunCoco project and sponsored by JISC . The conference will be of interest to learning technologists, librarians, museums, community groups, archivists and researchers. This … Continue reading

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Send in the crowds

Through a community collection the general public or members of a particular group are invited to contribute to a project by uploading their own content or adding information to existing resources. For sustainable crowdsourcing : Aim for two-way engagement Be part … Continue reading

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